BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — More than 37,000 American flags will be planted in the Boston Common on Wednesday to celebrate Memorial Day.
For last year's celebration, around 1,000 flags were installed six-feet apart due to social distancing for the coronavirus pandemic.
All 37,342 flags this year represent a service member of Massachusetts who gave their life to defend the country during the Revolutionary War.
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The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund has run this event since 2010. To make the process efficient, they assign shifts to 50-70 volunteers at a time to plant the flags.
The flags will stay up from May 27-May 31.
WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) spoke with veterans and volunteers working their shift on Wednesday: