Silent, but powerful communication for Memorial Day
As I walk back and forth from the Boston Common Garage each day, I get a great daily view of the extremely alive city of Boston. One of my favorite daily sightings is the after work "dog park," an informal (it seems) gathering of dog owners whose pets run and play with abandon right behind my garage entrance. Earlier this week, just beyond the dog's favorite play area, I started to see the addition of flags. And then it grew and grew. It's quite striking now and is a very fitting, silent, but quite effective remembrance of our fallen military in Massachusetts in time for Monday's Memorial Day Holiday.
(Photo: Steven Senne, AP)
MSNBC reported that: "Over 200 volunteers spent Wednesday planting flags for Memorial Day on the grounds of Boston Common in downtown Boston in honor of those who served and died for our country. The 33,000 flags represent all of the fallen soldiers from Massachusetts who have died since the civil war."
If you haven't had a chance to view this striking tribute, try to swing by this weekend. It will bring back the real reason for Memorial Day.