Field of Flags retired
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 16, 2014 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The Field of Flags (above) had a total of 221 flags before Saturday's closing ceremony. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West Director Retired Senior Master Sergeant Richard Stanley (below) spoke at the closing ceremony for the fourth annual Field of Flags on Saturday morning.</i>
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The Field of Flags (above) had a total of 221 flags before Saturday's closing ceremony. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West Director Retired Senior Master Sergeant Richard Stanley (below) spoke at the closing ceremony for the fourth annual Field of Flags on Saturday morning.

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The fourth annual Field of Flags at Tollgate Plaza was retired on Saturday morning, and a large crowd turned out for the closing ceremony.

David Hazelmyer with American Legion Post No. 74, the group in charge of Field of Flags, said last week that they had 221 flags in the field.

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West Director Retired Senior Master Sergeant Richard Stanley said the Field of Flags is one way of many to honor military service and the sacrifices made by veterans and their families.

“Servicemen and women all over the globe have all gone to different places. They’ve gone to Vietnam, they’ve gone to Lebanon, they’ve gone to Germany, they’ve gone to Turkey,” Stanley said. “All the way back from those doughboys, to those men and women who are still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan today, they’ve all served, and they’ve all provided this country with its freedom.”

The ceremony concluded with a 21-gun salute and the playing of taps, and the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

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