A Field of Flags Blooms In Prospect Ct

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Today, at the intersection of Rts 68 & 69 in Prospect Ct, blooms a field of American Flags. The Field of Flags was started almost five years ago at a local church, with each representing an American service man or woman killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

This flag display was put up on Friday, March 26 and will stay here until it's taken down on April 18.

The flags will be in Prospect at the request of a Waterbury father who lost his son in Iraq. Organizers of this event got the necessary permission from the Town and the church to put up the flags at the intersection.

Originally, on October 23, 2005, members of the memorial Garden Committee of the Somers Congregational Church placed 2,231 flags, one for each American casualty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The emotional impact of the memorial grew, and it has traveled to more than 30 churches of various denominations. The event is already booked through November of this year.

The current Garden has 5,350 flags. Alongside the garden sits a sandwich board with the names of all of the service people, alphabetically by state

The The display has made a run through numerous states and just returned from Tennessee. In the brief time that I stayed to visit this morning, many of the passersby paused to acknowledge and honk their horns. Some, like myself pulled in just to pause and say a prayer that this garden doesn't get too many new blooms.  Today, at least in Prospect Ct the blossums have special meaning.

 

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Beautiful display of respect Ed.  As you said, let's hope this garden doesn't get too many more blooms.

March 26, 2010 09:17 PM
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Kay Van Kampen
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God bless the USA and all the soldiers that have died to keep it safe.  Such a sad site, yet very moving.

March 26, 2010 09:51 PM
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William James Walton Sr.
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Ed, it's wonderful to commemorate those who gave their lives in service to their country in this way...definitely original.

And, let me be the first to congratulate you for crossing the 200K threshold...I'll see you again when we cross 300K..

March 27, 2010 09:28 AM
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William, thanks for the acknowledgment. It was actually easier than 100,000.

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Ed, I'm always glad to see our fallen soldiers honored and not forgotten  And as others of commented;  it's so sad to see.

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