Memorial Day Flag Garden

Our signature community building event!  Since 2010, we and hundreds of volunteers have created a majestic garden of flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day weekend.  Each of the 37,000+ flags we plant every year at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument represents 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. 

This year, we are partnering with staff and volunteers from Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program to create this tribute. At this time, our Memorial Day Flag Garden is planned to be on display at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument of Boston Common in 2022 from May 26 – May 30. These plans may be updated as our community manages and responds to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic. All visitors to the Flag Garden are asked to review current city and state COVID-19 safety regulations prior to their visit to the Flag Garden.

Individual volunteers interested in helping create or maintain the Flag Garden can register here. Corporate organizations interested in sending a team of employees to help out are asked to contact Diane Nealon (dnealon@massmilitaryheroes.org) for a sponsorship package.

A note of special appreciation to John Hancock for their key sponsorship and support.

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With gratitude to our partners at Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program

 

A heartfelt thank you to our sponsors for their support of this special tribute.

 

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