Memorial Day 2014
Join us for our signature community building event – creating a garden of flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day weekend. Each of the 37,000 flags we plant at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument will represent every brave Massachusetts service member who gave his or her life defending our country since the Revolutionary War. The completed garden is a breathtaking tribute to the true meaning of Memorial Day and a powerful message of community support to the families of these fallen heroes that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
We literally need all the hands we can get to create this display, and, to stand watch over them throughout Memorial Day weekend. Please consider volunteering your time to this special effort in one of these ways:
· Help us plant flags on Wednesday, May 21st beginning at 1pm. Volunteers will be welcomed for however long their schedules permit assisting us.
· Attend our Remembering & Honoring Our Heroes name reading ceremony on Thursday, May 22rd at 10:30am. During this ceremony, families of the Massachusetts fallen from Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle will read the names of their loved ones in front of the flag display in Boston Common. By standing with us during this ceremony, you will let these families know that their loved ones’ ultimate sacrifice is honored and will never be forgotten.
· Sign up for a shift to watch the flags over the weekend. Shifts are in 2 hour increments and will occur from Thursday, 5/22 at 11:00am until Monday, 5/26 at 6pm. Volunteers watching the flags will be assigned in teams and will also be trained on how to educate the community about the display and about the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.
· Help us take the flags down beginning at 6pm, May 26th. Fortunately, this is a much easier effort than planting the flags!
To register as a volunteer for any part of this project, please fill out the form below.
On behalf of the families we serve, thank you for your support!