Field of Flags will continue until July 13
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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More than 100 American flags (above) fly at Main Street and U.S. 68/Ky. 80 along Commerce Street as part of the annual Field of Flags, put on every year by American Legion No. 74.</i>
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More than 100 American flags (above) fly at Main Street and U.S. 68/Ky. 80 along Commerce Street as part of the annual Field of Flags, put on every year by American Legion No. 74.

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The Field of Flags started Friday – Flag Day – and American Legion No. 74 Commander Charles Rockhold said they started out with more than 100 flags.

“Hopefully, it will continue to increase,” said Rockhold. “For me, it demonstrates the love of veterans here in Trigg County.”

During last year’s Field of Flags, there were 346 American flags standing at U.S. 68/Ky. 80 and Main Street, near Commerce Street. Rockhold hopes to have that many or more this year. They will stand there until Saturday, July 13, when there will be a closing ceremony, he added.

The flags represent veterans who fought in conflicts like World War II, Korea and Vietnam, veterans who were awarded Medals of Honor, Purple Hearts and other commendations, and some flags represent veterans who spent years as prisoners of war, said Rockhold.

On Friday morning, the local Woodmen of the World Lodge No. 20 held a flag-raising ceremony, which was attended by lodge members, community members and local political leaders like Trigg County Judge Executive Hollis Alexander.

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