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    Posted May 26, 2014 by
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    37,000 Flags

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     brucekgarber took these photos of the Memorial Day display at the Boston Public Garden. The garden displayed 37,000 flags representing each of the Massachusetts service members killed since the Revolutionary War.
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    This display of flags is presented on the hill in the Boston Public Gargen. It was a very impressive sight for sure, and when you read what was on the sign you will understand.

    To all that served or are currently serving. Thank you for your service.

    "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.

    This garden of 37,000 flags was planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the

    present. These flags will be on display throughout memorial Day weekend for your observation and reflections. Pleae remember and

    honor the ultimate sacrifices of our local heroes.

    For mor information about the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, please visit http://www.massmilitaryheroes.org

    Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund
    Supporting Families Who Have Made The Ultimate Sacrifice

    Each flag represents a fallen service member; please respect the display.

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