Last Thursday I got out of work early and had some time before the commuter rail train so I thought I’d walk through the Public Garden and Boston Commons. When I entered the Commons I saw a sea of flags off to the left. Each flag represents a fallen service member from Massachusetts. It is a very visually stunning display.
The following is taken from signs that were placed around the display:
“Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.”
—General John A. Logan, Grand Army of the Republic, May 5, 1868
Memorial Day isn’t just another holiday.
These flags are planted in memory of fallen Massachusetts service members. These flags will be on display throughout Memorial Day weekend for your observance and reflection. Please remember and honor the ultimate sacrifices of our local heroes.
For more information about the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, please visit www.massmilitaryheroes.org.
Very moving and eloquently captured, Jamie.
Wow, your pictures speak volumes.