'Field of Memories' honors veterans

'Field of Memories' honors veterans

SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) - Arlington Memorial Gardens is creating a "Field of Memories" to serve as a special area of tribute and to foster appreciation for the men and women who have defended the nation and preserved freedom.

Arlington is now selling 3 x 5 flags to both individuals and corporations wishing to honor their loved ones.

They hope to having more than 1,000 flags to be raised over 10 acres during Memorial Day weekend at the "Field of Memories," which faces Ronald
Reagan Highway.

While this is especially poignant for veterans, it's also a tribute that is open to non-veterans.

The flags will be raised and lighted atop 6-foot-high poles on Memorial Day weekend, and the end result will be a lighted memorial display.

The net proceeds from the flags will be donated to Disabled American Veterans to help fund their programs that benefit veterans.

"We are currently recruiting as many as 100 volunteers who will serve as guides in the "Field of Memories" throughout Memorial Day weekend to show families and corporations the precise location of the flag(s) honoring their loved ones," said Dan Applegate, president of Arlington Memorial Gardens.

"We have already had some interest from several area Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops, and this is a great opportunity for them to volunteer for a great cause in our community."

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