Medford City Hall is draped in a special American flag on Monday, April 22 to honor Medford’s own Krystle Campbell and other victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The City of Medford commissioned this flag shortly after 9/11 as a replica of the Mount Rushmore Flag. The dimensions of the flag are 45 feet by 90 feet and it will be unfurled upon the front of Medford City Hall until dusk this evening.
The flag flies in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, including Campbell, Martin Richard, Lu Lingzi and MIT Police Office Sean Collier, as well as all those injured in the bombings.
“The American Flag symbolizes respect for all of the victims. It helps to bring people together and highlights the fact that we are strong and our flag will always fly freely and boldly,” said the Mayor.
Below are photos of the flag and Medford Square before Krystle Campbell’s funeral mass at St. Joseph’s Church on Monday morning.
A sign in Medford Square.
Mayor McGlynn attended Krystle’s funeral.
Cardinal Sean O’Malley.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Firefighters lined the entrance of Saint Joseph’s Church.
Police from all over led the funeral procession.
Police lined up in front of the church.
Saint Joseph’s Church in Medford Square.