Watch thousands of flags planted on the Boston Common for Memorial Day

Each one represents a Massachusetts service member who died in action.

Flags planted on the Boston Common for Memorial Day.
Flags planted on the Boston Common for Memorial Day. –Jean Nagy/Boston.com Staff

Each year, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund gathers hundreds of volunteers to blanket the Boston Common in miniature American flags. The patriotic garden at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument is made up of more than 37,000 flags, each representing a Massachusetts service member who has died in action since the Revolutionary War, according to the fund. See the display in the video below.

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