Commemorate flags now on sale

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Commemorate flags for the annual Healing Field/Flags of Remembrance observance May 28-30 are on sale now, and those wishing to make a memorial purchase are encouraged to do so soon, event officials advise.

Flag sales, which can be dedicated to the memory of a living or deceased veteran, cancer survivor or anyone the buyer would like to recognize, will be made in advance of the event or on the last day after the closing ceremony. Flags cannot be purchased during the event at 265 West Thompson Lane at the First United Methodist Church field.

Continuing an eight-year tradition, the Noon Exchange Club of Murfreesboro will host the inspiring formation of U.S. flags in tribute to our veterans, our military, and our personal heroes Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30.

The memorial will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 28,and close at 5 p.m. Monday, May 30.

Singer Diane Michel will perform at the opening ceremonies.

LTG Keith Huber, a three-star general and 38-year veteran, will be the keynote speaker at the closing ceremonies May 30. The ceremony will also feature the Rutherford County Sheriff Office;s color guard and rifle team led by Sgt. Derek Oeser, "Taps" by bugler James Hanks and singer Lou Galterio.
"Those who have visited earlier Murfreesboro Healing Field® events know what to expect and will not be disappointed," Rebecca Talley, project chair, said, adding, "Those visiting the event for the first time are in for an awe-inspiring experience. "

A grassy field posted with hundreds of U.S. flags presents an unforgettable panorama of red, white and blue that has earned the description "healing" as part of its name.

The memorial will open at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 28,and close at 5 p.m. Monday, May 30.

Proceeds benefit the youth, community service and Americanism projects of the Noon Exchange Club whose National Project is the Prevention of Child Abuse, including its local outreach through The Family Center.

"We invite all to visit and support the Murfreesboro Healing Field® Flags of Remembrance display. Walk with us amid the ordered rows of Old Glory where each full-sized flag waves atop an eight foot white staff in a stirring formation. Walking amid the flags, we remember and reflect upon those who died defending our nation and way of life." Talley said.

Phone to order flag or sponsor (volunteers needed please): 615-641-0121
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