BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Flag planting for the annual Boston Common Memorial Day Flag Garden began Wednesday. This is the 13th year for the display, which is organized by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.
The fund puts up more than 37,000 small American flags in Boston Common with the help of many volunteers. Each flag represents one service member from Massachusetts who was killed or died in active duty, stretching back to the Revolutionary War.
Flag planting by volunteers began at 10:00 AM on Wednesday and will go on all day, in shifts that end at 4:00 PM.
Governor Charlie Baker will be on hand for a ceremony on Thursday, when the final 388 flags will be planted. Those flags stand for the 388 Mass. service members who have fallen since 9/11.