For one person
A military person
Who lost their life in Iraq or Afghanistan
The flags now number almost 7,000
And filled the parade ground
of our historic fort
Fort Scott National Historic Site
We called it The Field of Honor
It was a week long memorial
to those who fought and who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country
our Governor, Sam Brownback, spoke to the crowd
And was the keynote speaker of the 9/11 program.
I'm proud to say that Husband Jim was also on the program
and gave a wonderful speech!
At the end of Main Street in our little town
is our Fort
For the Fort came before the town --
the town grew from the Fort
And for this special week,
at the end of Main Street
was a huge flag!
The Field of Honor was hallowed ground
for that week
And one morning at sunrise
The flags glowed!
It was the first year for the event.
The organizers have decided that it will be an annual one.
It truly was a moving experience!
It is Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
I'm sure it must have been beautiful and there would have been many a throat with a lump in it!
The last shot is a winner. Great pics of the event!
Martha, I thought these photos were spectacular and was so glad to get a glimpse of your town.
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