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Memorial Day Weekend in Boston

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I know you're excited, and I'm excited, and so is everyone else. Long weekends are great! Memorial Day Weekend is just hours away and we've put together a short little list of things for you to do in Boston. Let us know what you plan on doing this weekend, we'd love to get more ideas!

1. Visit the 33,000 flags in the Commons which represent each Massachusetts soldier lost in combat.  This is a very powerful memorial.  With the thousands of flags spread across a portion of the Boston Commons, this is certainly something worth seeing and a great way to honor our fallen soldiers.

2. Catch a parade, there are plenty of parades all around the country tomorrow, but there are several here in Boston and the Boston area. Most towns are holding their own parades including Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and Watertown.  It's worth waking up and heading right on out to catch a parade.  Kids love it and it's a nice way to recognize this holiday.

3. Open house at the Museum of Fine Arts, this is an awesome opportunity to check out the Alex Katz exhibit at the MFA and take a look at the two new wings they've added in the past year.  The best part about this all, is that it's free! Normally, adults are charged $22 admission, so you can save yourself a little money and go spend it on something fun like ice cream!

4. Attend the Memorial Day service right here in Boston on the Commons.  Saturday morning there will be a Memorial service held at Sgt. Charles A. Macgillvary Veterans Memorial Park. If you want to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives serving in the military then this is the perfect opportunity to do so.

These are just a few ideas of what you may want to do in Boston this weekend, but that doesn't mean you can't slip away for a long weekend in Maine or enjoy the beaches on the Cape. Not to mention the fact that the Celtics are playing Game 7 of the series Saturday night, so whether you're attending the game or just watching, it's going to be a fun night! Also the Red Sox are in town all weekend so catching a game at Fenway is always another option!

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