BOSTON (CBS) – A Memorial Day tradition has transformed Boston Common once again for the holiday weekend.
37,000 American flags have been posted in honor of all the men and women from Massachusetts who died in battles dating back to the Revolutionary War.READ MORE: Wife Of New Bedford Police Sergeant Who Died From COVID-19 Fights For Benefits
Five-hundred volunteers created the military garden.
In a ceremony Thursday morning, relatives read the names of the fallen as Taps played in the distance.
Steve Kerrigan, the president of the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, said the display is meant to be jarring and inspiring.READ MORE: Firework Thrown From Car Sparks Fire In Franklin; Police Search For Driver
The flags will stay in place until Tuesday.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports