Over 37,000 American flags will decorate the Boston Common starting this week as the popular Memorial Day display returns after being scaled back last summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health care workers, military volunteers and others were scheduled to create the flag display Wednesday, according to the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. The flags honor fallen military members from Massachusetts.
A smaller display was set up in 2020 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases to allow for social distancing.
This year’s display comes as the state prepares to drop all remaining COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday.