Field of Honor: Flags on display to honor local heroes
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- Hundreds of American flags are on display in Danville to honor and remember hometown heroes.
It's called the Field of Honor. The Rotary Club of Danville has been putting hundreds of flags on display for three years now. They are hoping to have more than 1,000 this year.
Charlie Abercrombie and is wife Sue came up with the idea to do this for Danville while on vacation in Cody, Wyoming several years ago.
He said there were 500 flags on display on Cody's courthouse lawns and park. They both were inspired in that moment to bring something like that to the city of Danville.
"I don't think anybody can come down here and look at it and not get kind of emotional," said Abercrombie, the creator of the Field of Honor. "It's just a beautiful display and if the club didn't make a dime off of it, I still think it'd be a worthy project to present this display to the citizens of Danville."
Several businesses in the area have sponsored Danville Police, Fire and EMS.
It's $40 to purchase a flag and sponsor someone. You can sponsor someone whom is alive or has passed away.
To purchase a flag and sponsor someone, visit Office Plus Business Centre, 840 Memorial Drive; Commonwealth Home Health Center, 479 Piney Forest Road; or Edward Jones Investments, 725 West Main Street.
The flags will be on display from June 11th until July 4th.
For those who have purchased an American flag in the past for the Field of Honor, you can bring that flag back again and put it on display with the others each year for $10.