Thousands of American Flags Planted on Common

Thousands of flags planted on Boston Common by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

You may have noticed a very patriotic sight in Boston Common starting Wednesday afternoon: thousands of small American flags planted not far from the intersection of Beacon and Charles Street.

The flags were planted by volunteers with the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument.

According to their website, the volunteers planned to plant 33,000 flags this year for each military service member from the Bay State who has given their lives in service to America since the Civil War.

On Thursday, Gov. Deval Patrick will honor those lost in a ceremony at the site at 10 a.m.

The ceremony will include the reading of names of those who have died during Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle by their families.

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