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Field of Flags on display in New Bern

NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) - In New Bern, veterans are being honored ahead of Veteran's Day on Sunday. 

Thursday afternoon, Vietnam Veterans of America placed hundreds of American flags in Union Point Park. 

Chapter 886 of Vietnam Veterans of America placed around 300 flags in the park. 

Each flag has a card attached with a veteran's name and branch of service. 

Chapter treasurer Rick Miller said the field of flags has grown after having just 49 flags last year. 

During Mumfest in October, the chapter reached out to the community to find out more veterans to include in their display. 

He said by next year, he hopes for the field of honor to have 1000 flags. 

"I think it is so incredibly important for everyone to know the sacrifices a veteran has and the benefits a veteran, the inner strength veterans gain from serving their country," Miller said. "It is so important to advertise this for everyone, especially young people in our area to have them know that veterans have served the country, risked their lives, and are willing to give back as much as they can."

Each tag was donated by people in the community. 

All proceeds go back to helping veterans and veteran service providers in the area. 

The flags will remain up through Monday. 

 

 


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