American Legion still taking Field of Flags orders
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jun 20, 2012 | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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There were more than 100 flags at the Field of Flags as of Friday afternoon. The flags, located at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 68/Ky. 80,  are dedicated to veterans or groups of veterans.</i>
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There were more than 100 flags at the Field of Flags as of Friday afternoon. The flags, located at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 68/Ky. 80, are dedicated to veterans or groups of veterans.

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The Field of Flags – a grouping of U.S. flags dedicated to individual soldiers or groups of soldiers at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 68/Ky. 80 – has been up since Thursday.

American Legion Post No. 74 member David Hazelmyer said recently that people can continue to dedicate flags to veterans up until they are taken down on July 7. On that date, there will be a special ceremony, which will start at 10 a.m.

Curt Holmes, also of American Legion Post No. 74, said that last year, 256 flags were purchased, and that they have enough material for 500. As of Friday, they already had more than 100, with more on order, said Holmes. Last year was the first year that the American Legion organized this.

The American Legion has a tent near the intersection where people will be able to buy flags for $25 to dedicate to a veteran, a veterans organization or a group of veterans, and for that they get the flag and a certificate. Hazelmyer stated that 98 percent of the flags are dedicated to specific veterans.

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