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Field of Flags to honor heroes this week

Thursday, September 10, 2020
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Photos courtesy of Nathan Satran

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Rosemary and David Kisling look at 9-11 remembrance flag at the 2019 Field of Flags event. Photos courtesy of Nathan Satran

The Laurel Exchange Club is hosting its third annual Field of Flags, Sept. 10, 11 and 12 at South School. The event was originally conceived as a way to recognize those who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, but it has come to mean much more.

“For us, it is a way to remember and honor the heroes of September 11th, while offering folks an opportunity to acknowledge the heroes in their own lives,” said Regional Vice President of the National Exchange Club Leif Welhaven. He noted that there will be 1,000 flags in the field and that it is a visually striking scene that shouldn’t be missed.

Because the Field of Flags is also a fundraiser for the Family Tree Center in Billings and Laurel Hometown Troops, people are encouraged to purchase a flag tag in recognition of their heroes. Tags are $40. To get a tag and a flag, the cost is $50. Purchases or donations can be made at

“Because so many events have been cancelled this year, we felt it was important to offer a chance to recognize the sacrifices so many have been making and do it in a safe and respectful manner,” Welhaven said.

The field will be open for visitors to drive by or walk through on self-guided tours.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Thursday, May 20, 2021
3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m., Public Works Conference Room
Monday, May 24, 2021
Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E Main St.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Second & fourth Monday at 11 a.m., Big Horn Resort, 1801 Majestic Lane, 281-8455
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Monday, May 31, 2021
Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E Main St.

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