GREENFIELD — A sea of red, white and blue will make waves at Indianapolis Regional Airport over the Fourth of July weekend, when hundreds of American flags will be set up to honor those who have served our country — in more ways than one.
The public is invited to walk through the ordered rows of flags — known as the Field of Honor — free of charge, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 2-5.
Typically, Field of Honor and Healing Field events around the country honor the nation’s veterans and first-responders. This year, they will also honor medical personnel, truck drivers, food service personnel, grocery store employees and “anyone who has contributed to keeping us safe, fed and healthy during the pandemic,” according to the Healing Field website.
This will be the third year for the display at Indianapolis Regional Airport in Mt. Comfort.
The Field of Honor event is put on by the Exchange Clubs of Hancock County and Lawrence, whose members will post 500 American flags in the ground along Airport Boulevard. The flags are supported by hundreds of individual sponsors, with some money going to two local charities — Kids Voice and Zoey’s Place.
The cost to sponsor a flag is $30. After the display, flags will be given to the sponsors to keep.
“There is a story of service and sacrifice surrounding each posted flag to remind the mature and to teach the youth that our freedoms have been purchased by others, with many paying the cost with their very lives,” according to event details at healingfield.org.
To honor a local hero by sponsoring a flag, visit healingfield.org/event/greenfieldin20.
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To honor a local hero by sponsoring a flag for the Field of Honor, visit healingfield.org/event/greenfieldin20. The display will be at Indianapolis Regional Airport at Mt. Comfort July 2-5