During the opening ceremony for the Field of Honor, 921 American flags flew in honor of fallen US heroes.
Over 900 U.S. flags lined the entire parade route at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in order to honor military troops. The 921 flags to be exact were part of the opening ceremony for the sixth annual Field of Honor.
David Kuhn honored his father he never knew during the Saturday ceremony. He placed his own US flag at the entrance of the Field. Kuhn was born the day his father was killed in World War II after his B-17 bomber was shot down over Germany. But his story was one of 10 that were told during the patriotic event.
Paul Galloway, the executive director of the museum, said he gets such an awesome feeling when he looks out over 900+ flags blowing in the wind. But even though the ceremony is meant to celebrate and honor the sacrifices for the country, there was still a slight sadness among everyone remembering a lost loved one.
The Field of Honor celebration comes just before Memorial Day, a holiday also dedicated to honoring all US military members. If you have a fallen hero or loved one still with us you’d like to remember with a commemorative American flag, check out our website.