On Memorial Day my husband and I took our kids to Jackson Township Safety Center to observe the Field of Honor / Field of Hero’s memorial. The area in front of the safety center was lined with approximately 1,000 American Flags that stood about 6 feet tall. Driving by the scene was impressive and moving, and walking through the flags was even more impactful.
Various individuals, and local business sponsored the flags and each one had a small blue index card tied to the flag pole. Written on the cards were brief statements of who the flag was in honor of. Some included names, others a paragraph or two about the individual. I felt a sense of extreme gratitude as I walked through the rows and read the words on each card.
To my knowledge this is the first year that Jackson Township has hosted the Field of Honor event, but I hope that it continues to be a Memorial Day tradition for the community.
The Colonial Flag Foundation started the Field of Honor Flag Display Program, and there are more events scheduled at locations in Ohio later this year. I encourage you to check out the schedule and take the time to visit if there is an event being held near you.
Did anyone else visit the Field of Honor / Field of Hero’s held in Jackson Township this year? If so, did you find it as impressive as I did?