Trigg County paid tribute to veterans, the flag last week
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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The 346 American flags in the Field of Flags were retired Saturday morning in a ceremony attended by the local Boy Scout troop (above left), the Pennyrile Honor Guard (above right) and many others.</i>
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The 346 American flags in the Field of Flags were retired Saturday morning in a ceremony attended by the local Boy Scout troop (above left), the Pennyrile Honor Guard (above right) and many others.

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Above,  are perusing the Field of Flags. prior to the ceremony Saturday morning</i>
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Above, are perusing the Field of Flags. prior to the ceremony Saturday morning

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Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries spoke during the Field of Flags ceremony, held Saturday morning.</i>
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Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries spoke during the Field of Flags ceremony, held Saturday morning.

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Commander Charles Rockhold of American Legion Post No. 74 spoke during the Field of Flags ceremony, held Saturday morning.</i>
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Commander Charles Rockhold of American Legion Post No. 74 spoke during the Field of Flags ceremony, held Saturday morning.

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With more than 346 flags standing at U.S. 68/Ky. 80 and Main Street this year, representing perhaps 355 veterans, Commander Charles Rockhold of American Legion Post No. 74 declared this year’s Field of Flags to be a success.

The American Legion Post No. 74 sponsored this year’s Field of Flags, as it did last year. During the roughly 10-minute ceremony, Rockhold talked about the three mission objectives: to bring honor to all the veterans, provide an opportunity for the community to show gratitude to the veterans and to help family and friends memorialize or honor veterans.

“Overwhelmingly, we succeeded in all those goals,” said Rockhold. “We saw it as appropriate to conduct the Field of Flags here at the Blue Star Memorial Gardens … it’s a location that honors everyone who has served in the United States Armed Forces or is currently serving today.”

Rockhold choked up as he said there were 346 flags this year. “I’m the one who types them up … I end up researching many of the names, and the heroes that are behind me, represented by these flags.”

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