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PHOTOS: Full Flag Garden Returns To Boston Common For Memorial Day Weekend

American flags placed in the Boston Common ahead of Memorial Day. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
American flags placed in the Boston Common ahead of Memorial Day. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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A memorial flag garden on the Boston Common that honors every service member from Massachusetts who has died in war is back in its full glory this year.

Fully vaccinated health care workers, military and other volunteers gathered on the Common on Wednesday to plant 37,000 small U.S. flags, each one representing a fallen service member dating to the Revolutionary War.

Last year the flag garden was set up on a limited basis, with about 1,000 flags placed 6 feet (2 meters) apart because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The flag garden, now it its 12th year, is organized by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund and Home Base, a partnership of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital that supports veterans.

MSgt. Mark Radwich and Capt. Ann Marie Leifer of the 102nd Medical Group, Mass. Air National Guard, plant flags on Boston Common Wednesday ahead of Memorial Day. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
MSgt. Mark Radwich and Capt. Ann Marie Leifer of the 102nd Medical Group, Mass. Air National Guard, plant flags on Boston Common Wednesday ahead of Memorial Day. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Volunteers plant memorial day flags on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
(Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Volunteers plant Memorial Day flags on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Volunteers plant Memorial Day flags on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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