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Memorial Day

By adamg - 5/30/22 - 11:57 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

David Parsons visited the Boston Common memorial, which features one flag for each of the 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died fighting for the country since the Revolution. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 1:44 pm

Seems some guy not only brought a Confederate flag to Natick's Memorial Day service (held at a monument to the town's Civil War soldiers on the town common), he "moved to the front of the crowd" to make sure everybody got a good view of just what a loser he was.

By adamg - 5/31/21 - 6:40 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched Victor Brogna of the North End honor members of the service who gave their lives with a rendition of Taps on the Prado today: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/21 - 11:26 am
Fighter jets over Boston

Kenny Medium looked up at just the right time.

The jets were part of the re-dedication of the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes memorial in the Seaport.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:39 am

WBZ reports that volunteers will plant some 37,000 flags on the Common, to commemorate all of the Massachusetts residents who have died in wars starting with the Revolution. Last year's annual display was called off due to Covid-19 concerns, although volunteers did place 1,000 "socially distanced" flags at the last minute.

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By adamg - 5/25/20 - 10:13 am

WBZ reports volunteers worked overnight to place 1,000 "socially distant" flags on Boston Common to remember Massachusetts residents who died in the service of their country. Earlier plans to place the traditional 37,000 flag were called off due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 5/24/20 - 3:38 pm

Kurt Power reports stone pillars were pushed over and some plaques removed at the Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial on Washington Street.

Update: Mayor Walsh reports that damage has been fixed: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:31 pm

Draw A Line In The Sand To Keep Our Beaches Safe And Open

Chris Mancini, executive director of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, shows how to do some social distancing on the beach this weekend.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 2:59 pm

COVID-19 Media Availability 5/21/20

Mayor Walsh said today he has "major concerns" about beaches reopening this weekend and urged people who go to stay away from other people. Read more.

By adamg - 5/27/19 - 12:16 pm
Flags at Korean and Vietnam War memorial in Adams Park, Roslindale

The Arredondo Family Foundation turned Adams Park in Roslindale into a commemoration of fallen American service members, including putting flags in front of the memorial to Americans who died in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

In the center of the park, they put a metal structure with paper and markers for people to leave their own thoughts: Read more.

By adamg - 5/28/18 - 2:09 pm
Prussman statue being unveiled

Holahan recounts Prussman's deeds.

Brighton residents and Ernest Prussman's surviving relatives gathered at Murdock and Cambridge streets this afternoon for the formal unveiling of a statue in his honor - along the route he took every day to get to Brighton High School across the street. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/18 - 1:18 pm
37,000 American flags on Boston Common

Gary Chase shows us the flags volunteers staked in the Common this week to honor the more than 37,000 Massachusetts residents who have died defending the country in wars going back to the Revolution.

By adamg - 5/29/17 - 10:01 am

John A. Andrew Post 15, Dept. of Mass., and Geo. G. Meade Post 38, Dept. of N. Y., Grand Army of the Republic, commemorate Memorial Day on Boston Common in 1886.

Photo from the BPL. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By adamg - 5/30/16 - 12:29 pm
Cannon fired on Memorial Day in the Charlestown Navy Yard

Chris in Boston watched the 21-gun salute at noon in the Navy Yard in honor of Memorial Day.

By adamg - 5/27/16 - 7:36 am

WBUR reports on the new obelisk near District Hall, which honors American service people who have died since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

By adamg - 5/25/16 - 6:41 pm

Jean Nagy shows us the flags on the Common - one for each Massachusetts resident who gave his or her life in defense of the country since the Revolution.

By adamg - 5/25/15 - 11:39 pm
Revolutionaries remember the reason for Memorial Day on Boston Common

Stevil was on the Common today: Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/15 - 10:12 am
Memorial Day flags on Boston Common

Emily Weisberg shows us the annual flag plantings on the Common by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.

By adamg - 5/24/14 - 3:21 pm
Boston Common flags

Arturo Gossage spent some time on the Common at the annual Memorial Day flag display - 37,000 flags representing fallen Massachusetts service members since the Revolution.

Copyright Arturo Gossage. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

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