February 5, 2010

Knoxville Field of Flags Service of Remembrance

I thought that some of you who are in the Knoxville area might like to know about this service.

Field of Flags Service of Remembrance

Honoring the Men and Women who have lost their

lives in the Wars in Iraq & Afghanistan

Dedication service will be held Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m.

Flags will be on display through Friday, March 12th, 2010

History of the Field of Flags Memorial

The Field of Flags Memorial began in a church in Somers, CT in the fall of 2005. This memorial which began with just over 2,000 flags is a silent, patriotic and poignant 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.

The idea for the Field of Flags came about as members of Somers Congregational Church, Somers, CT considered what they could do to show support for the troops. The Field of Flags had an incredible impact in the community and generated and incredible emotional and heartfelt reaction from the community. As these flags have traveled, it has provided a comfort for families as a public display of loves ones that have been lost.

The Field of Flag Memorial Service will be at Parkway Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, TN on Saturday, February 13th beginning at 11 am and the flags will be on display through Friday, March 12th. The memorial now includes approximately 5,300 flags to honor those lost in the war.

Please continue to pray for the safety of all of our troops and for the families of the fallen heroes.

Parkway Presbyterian Church

940 Sanctuary Lane

(just off Pellissippi at the Dutchtown exit)

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