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, September 30, 2020
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Thursday, October 1, 2020
First Thursday, 5 p.m., City of Laurel Council Chamber
Monday, October 5, 2020
Mondays, 1:30 p.m., 201 1/2 E Main St.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 201 1/2 E. Main St., Laurel
Thursday, October 8, 2020
2nd Thursday, 6 p.m., Council Chambers

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