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Setting Up 37,000 US Flags on Boston Common

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Volunteers mark off areas where the flags will be placed on Boston Common
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Certain areas are designated with string around the Foot Soldiers and Sailors Monument.
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Volunteers under a tent ahead of the flag planting. Temperatures are expected to hit 90 on Wednesday.
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Volunteers gather ahead of the flag planting.
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Volunteers begin the undertaking of planting 37,000 flags - one for every Massachusetts service member killed in action since the Revolutionary War.
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Hundreds of volunteers on Boston Common are setting up tens of thousands of U.S. flags.
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Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund says 450 volunteers are joining the effort to plant 37,000 U.S. flags around the Foot Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common
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Hundreds of volunteers on Boston Common are planting 37,000 U.S. flags - each one representing a fallen Massachusetts service member
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Flag planting is underway on Boston Common.
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Volunteers plant U.S. flags on a hot Wednesday ahead of Memorial Day weekend.
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