Today I was on my way to preview a home for sale in Brookfield CT and I had the opportunity to visit an inspiring site that made me proud to be an American, and it also reminded of me of what it really means to live in a small, close knit town.
According to the flyer left on site by the organizer: "Field of Flags is a silent, patriotic and poingnant reminder of the cost of war. Each flag represents not simply one casualty, but all the family members and friends who have been touched by that life now gone. They represent our respect for those who have served and are currently serving in the military and our hope for peace in the future, for a time when no one is called upon by our country to give the greatest sacrifice. Please continue to pray for the safety of all of our troops and for the families of the fallen heroes."
Field of Flags was dedicated on October 23, 2005 at the Somers Congregational Church in Somers, CT. Members of the church committee placed 2,231 American flags, one for each American casualty in Iraq and Afghanistan, to honor those that gave their lives in conflict.
Churches interesting in having the Field of Flags can call the Somers Congregational Church office at (860) 763-4021.
If you live in Northern Fairfield/Southern Litchfield County, stop by and sign the guestbook to honor and thank those who have given their lives for our great country. The display will be up until August 9th, 2010. Click for directions to the Congregational Church in Brookfield CT.