Our signature community building event! We and hundreds of volunteers create a majestic 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 rely on donors and volunteers to create this display and to stand watch over them throughout Memorial Day weekend. More information about these opportunities can be found here: Volunteer flyer 2018.
5-18-2018 Update: At this time, online volunteer registration to help create the flag garden on Wednesday, May 23 at 1pm has closed. If you are interested in volunteering but missed the online registration, you can register on Wednesday at the project site at a “Walk-In” table. We are still accepting online registrations to help care for the garden throughout the weekend, and to retire the flags on Monday, 5/28 at 6pm.
Please also consider sponsoring a flag to help create this moving tribute and to care for bereaved military families year-round.
Thank you to all our 2018 Memorial Day Corporate Sponsors of our Flag Garden, with special appreciation to John Hancock for their key sponsorship and support.