Some 37,000 small American flags have been planted on the Boston Common — one for each Massachusetts citizen killed in battle since the Revolutionary War.
A somber ceremony Thursday honored the 230 military personnel from the state who have been killed in action since 9/11.
At the service, Gov. Charlie Baker said the families and friends of the fallen will never forget them.
"There is some comfort in knowing that there is an army of Massachusetts citizens that are standing behind them who remember, appreciate and honor the service and the sacrifice that was made by their family member," Baker said.
The flag garden will remain in place until sunset on Monday.