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Field of Flags

June 23, 2009

On October 23rd, 2005, the Somers Connecticut Congregational Church dedicated what is known as the "Field of Flags" to honor and commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Memorial Garden Committee also wanted to show support to those serving, and this was their way of doing it. The first Field of Flags had 2,231 American flags back then, as that was the amount of our soldiers who had died.

The display has traveled since then, adding more flags to the display as more of our service men and women give up their lives for our freedom.
I had never heard of the Field of Flags before, but the other night I was traveling through Bridgewater, and saw the Field of Flags at the Bridgewater Congregational Church. There were people out there taking pictures, reading the display with the names posted, wandering through the field. It was quite a sight to behold.

The display has grown to almost 5,000 flags, unfortunately.
Thank you to those volunteers who are keeping this Field of Flags going.

Field of Flags R CC

Fields of Flags 2 R CC 

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