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Photos: 37,000 Flags On Boston Common Honor Fallen Mass. Veterans

Three-and-a-half-year-old Veronica Ianivska holds up an American flag as her mother takes a picture of her in the sea of flags in Boston Common during the Massachusetts Military Heroes flag planting event Wednesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Three-and-a-half-year-old Veronica Ianivska holds up an American flag as her mother takes a picture of her in the sea of flags in Boston Common during the Massachusetts Military Heroes flag planting event Wednesday. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

More than 37,000 American flags are now on the Boston Common — an annual tribute to fallen military service members.

Each flag represents a Massachusetts resident who has died in military service since the Revolutionary War.

This is the 10th year that volunteers have planted the flag garden that goes up before every Memorial Day weekend.

Six-year-old Raegan Wilcox plants an American flag. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Six-year-old Raegan Wilcox plants an American flag. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
With the help of Kathy Sherman, holding the flags in the background, Paramvir Saini sticks an American flag into the ground. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
With the help of Kathy Sherman, holding the flags in the background, Paramvir Saini sticks an American flag into the ground. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Volunteers Valerie Savin, left, and Sacha Santimano look for bare spots to plant flags. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Volunteers Valerie Savin, left, and Sacha Santimano look for bare spots to plant flags. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
More than 37,000 American flags are planted at the Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
More than 37,000 American flags are planted at the Boston Common. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Jesse Costa Twitter Photographer, Multimedia Producer
Jesse Costa is the multimedia producer for WBUR.

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