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Field of Flags: Boston Common Transformed for Memorial Day

Image: Two women sit at the edge of the field of United States flags displayed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on the Boston Common in Boston
Two women sit at the edge of the field of United States flags displayed by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund on the Boston Common ahead ahead of the Memorial Day holiday.The 37,000 U.S. flags are planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the present. BRIAN SNYDER / Reuters

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Two women sit at the edge of a field of U.S. flags on the Boston Common Saturday, two days before Memorial Day. The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund provided the flags. The 37,000 U.S. flags are planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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