Hundreds of military and 9/11 families will plant nearly 33,000 flags in Boston Common to support the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund.
According to a spokeswoman, the flag garden is meant to honor Massachusetts’ fallen heroes from the Civil War to present day. The 300 volunteers will continue to plant the flags until Memorial Day.
Gov. Deval Patrick, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Attorney General Martha Coakley will join families and volunteers at a ceremony Thursday morning for the planting of 170 flags, each representing a hero who died in service to the United States since Sept. 11, 2001.
The names of the fallen heroes will be read as the individual flags are planted in the ground.