WEYMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A 6-by-28-foot American flag made up of the dog tags of fallen soldiers is on display at Legion Field in Weymouth Monday and Tuesday.
It's called the Veterans And Athletes United Fallen Heroes Memorial, and each of the nearly 7,000 dog tags belonged to one of the brave men and women of the U.S. military killed in the War on Terror.
The flag's 50 stars represent Gold Star families nationwide.
George Raymond is president Weymouth 400, the group responsible for bringing the piece to Weymouth.
"Veterans are a very big foundation piece of all of what's going on in Weymouth," he told WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama. "All of our primary schools are named after our Medal of Honor recipients. We had the Naval Air Station here, and we're at Legion Memorial Field, dedicated to those that have given the ultimate sacrifice."
Raymond said the experience of bringing the powerful piece to new places is humbling.
"It's a small token of your appreciation of the names that are on this flag, just to be able to help set it up and bring it to a community," he said. "Knowing that there's going to be hundreds of people here tonight to pay their respects, it's neat."
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story referred to George Raymond as the President of Veterans and Athletes United. Raymond is the President of Weymouth 400.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports