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'Field of Heroes' will fill Waynesville Park with 400 flags to benefit YMCA

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (June 23, 2014) — During three days in July, 400 flags will fly in the Waynesville City Park in downtown Waynesville as part of a “Field of Heroes” event commemorating military personnel on active duty, veterans, fallen soldiers, police officers, EMTs, or relatives chosen by people who select a flag to sponsor.

Organized by the Fort Leonard Wood chapter of the Armed Services YMCA, the flags will be displayed from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 25, to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, with “all proper flag etiquette (being) rendered, including having the field properly lit at night.”

The 400 flags will come in two sponsorship categories: 300 3-foot by 5-foot flags on poles for $50 or 100 15-inch flags in combat boots for $25. The flags “will be arranged in precision rows on the field,” according to YMCA Director Linda Bright, with each sponsored flag having the name of the person being honored along with branch of service and dates of service, including a commemorative card given to the sponsor.

“All proceeds will go to support programs for the families of our service members stationed right here in Missouri,” Bright said.

Those interested in sponsoring a flag on the “Field of Heroes” may contact Bright at (573) 329-4513 or via ymca@centurylink.net.

The event will also include a flag retirement ceremony conducted by the Boy Scouts for worn-out or damaged flags and comments by Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman and State Rep. Steve Lynch.

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