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Thousands Of Memorial Flags Planted On Boston Common With Help From Patriots Players

CBS Boston logoCBS Boston 5/23/2019 Syndicated Local – CBS Boston
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BOSTON (CBS) – Several New England Patriots players provided a helping hand for the annual planting of American flags on the Boston Common Wednesday.

Every year for Memorial Day, the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund pays tribute to the ultimate patriots with a moving display. It took 700 volunteers about seven hours to plant 37,000 flags on the Common to honor members of the military from Massachusetts who died defending our country.

Defensive tackle Adam Butler, long snapper and U.S. Naval Reserve Officer Joe Cardona, tight end Ryan Izzo, defensive back Obi Melifonwu and linebacker Elandon Roberts all volunteered, as did 25 season ticket holders.

The flags will stay up through Memorial Day.

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