It’s Memorial Day weekend, which is best known as the celebratory unofficial start to summer. Do try to remember, however, that Memorial Day exists to remember our fallen soldiers. Which makes this a solemn, rather than celebratory, weekend.
Today, I visited the monument on Boston Common, at which 37,000 flags are planted to represent each of the Massachusetts service members who gave his or her life defending our country since the Revolutionary War. In the history of war, 37,000 doesn’t sound like a lot. But when you see the flags, you realize how monumental each loss is.
I also sponsored a flag for the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. The MMHF supports the families of military personnel with ties to Massachusetts who have fallen in active duty since 9/11.