Flags in Shapiro Family Courtyard honor and support Boston.

This installation of more than 1700 hand-sewn flags strung across the Shapiro Family Courtyard was a response to 2013’s Boston Marathon tragedy. The flags were created by quilters from nearly every state in the US and from countries around the world. The flags convey inspirational messages of hope, evoke symbols of love and peace, and highlight iconic Boston images—the familiar “B” of the Boston Red Sox logo, the Citgo sign and Zakim Bridge, the city’s skyline, and “Boston Strong.”

The project was a grass-roots effort conceived by Berene Campbell of Vancouver, Canada, and organized locally by Amy Friend of West Newbury. Part of Free Memorial Day Community Weekend.