The eyecatching and heart wrenching Field of Flags

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Motorists passing by the Second Congregational Church, located at North Street and the Post Road can’t help but catch sight of the numerous American flags flying in the spring breezes. But unlike the sprightly crocuses coming to life on the opposite Putnam Hill, these flags, more than 7,000 of them, signify the death of American military personnel who served and lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan.

 

The"Field of Flags" at North Street and the Post Road denotes the 7,000 American military lives lost in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The”Field of Flags” at North Street and the Post Road denotes the 7,000 American military lives lost in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The traveling installation – “Field of Flags” – was originated in October 2005 by the Somers Congregational Church in Somers, Conn., with only 2,231 flags, with the numbers increasing each year as the installation has traveled to churches throughout states as far south as Tennessee.

 

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