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Field of Honor

Updated on August 20, 2014

Field of Honor, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Looking upon the sea of flags at the Field of Honor, a "living" tribute to our veterans and the heroes serving our country, it was a meltdown moment of reality.

Each flag represented men and women and their families and the sacrifices made for our freedom, and others throughout the world.

All pictures taken by Bev Lemley ~ All rights reserved

Two Thousand Flags

Different organizations and individuals sponsored hundreds of flags for this annual tribute, in fact, this year, 2,000 were sponsored.

Each flag is issued a yellow ribbon and tag that serves to identify an individual and those paying tribute. Knowing some gave the supreme sacrifice for my freedom, I was humbled to honor all the great heros of our country.

Thank you for your visit!

This lens donates 100 percent to Our Forgotten Warriors, a charity for our veterans, which in part has a service pet assistant program, Aide to Care for Service Dogs. Make a direct donation? Sure! Make a Donation How wonderful is that?! Peace!

Awed and Awesome to See

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation in Fayetteville, North Carolina, offers this moving tribute for everyone to see. Visitors from around the world have signed the guestbook. The parimeters allow you to view the flags in their perfectly aligned rows, as if to salute the visitors. Naturally, it's the other way around.

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum Foundation offers history and artifacts, starting visitors with a look at the beginning of parachute and airborne and special operations units. The name of the first parachute unit says it all: The U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon. How brave those men were! In fact, the museum lists on its Web site that Lieutenant Bill Ryder was the first man to stand and jump, August 16th, 1940 ~ no wonder there is a Field of Honor saluting these brave heroes fighting to secure our country and the world!

Attention!

Visit Field of Honor At Attention for a surprise visit at the Field of Honor that will melt your heart!

Field of Honor ~ Thank you, Fayetteville... - ...for honoring our heroes and their families.

The following video is a wonderful tribute and behind the scenes look at how it came to be, and how it has touched many lives, and where it is going in the future.

Up and Coming

A great article by Stephanie Crider of Up and Coming Weekly offers a community view of this tribute, citing Carin Savel as coordinator, who likened the Field of Honor presentation to Arlington or Normandy.

Preparing for the Field of Honor...

How it all began...

Our Forgotten Warriors

This lens donates 100 percent to Our Forgotten Warriors, a charity for our veterans, which in part has a service pet assistant program, Aide to Care for Service Dogs. Make a direct donation? Sure! Make a Donation How wonderful is that?! Peace!

Glory Days... - ...a little more about the Field of Honor...

Please sign our guestbook!

Do you have a military hero in your family? - Let us know about them!

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @jimbarnes lm: I thank you, and our whole country thanks you for giving so selflessly of yourself to serve our country. God bless you! B : )

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      jimbarnes lm 4 years ago

      i don't claim to be a hero, but i served 3 tours in vietnam myself.pastor jimbarnes

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Country-Sunshine: Wow! I am so impressed by the sacrifices your family have made and your family members who have served! Thank you all for the sacrifices that allow us the freedom that we have. Freedom is not free! Thank you and God bless you all! B : )

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      My late husband served in the 82nd Airborne division. My father served in the Marines, my Uncle in the Air Force, and my brother-in-law in the Air Guard. All are heroes in my eyes!

      Nice article. Thanks for sharing!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Amen! Thank you, Tipi! We could never thank your brother and Dad and your family for their sacrifice and yours and your mom's. Wow ~ they are awesome heroes to us all ~ what a blessing! Thank you for featuring my lens on yours, that's terrific! God bless all the servicemen and women and veterans ~ yes, God Bless America!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My Dad and my Brother are heroes. I honor all of our troops and veterans.

      This a wonderful lens, I enjoyed reading and learning. I also featured it on my Veterans of War were it belongs. - Blessed, and God bless America!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @pawpaw911: Thank you for visiting the Field of Honor, PawPaw ~ I am honored to know your family has served to protect our freedom. You're right ~ we have many heroes in this country! B : )

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      I have a couple in my family. But proud of all the heroes.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @CruiseReady: Thank you for your kind visit and for leaving a wonderful comment ~ the Fayetteville community is very proud of its servicemen and women and veterans! Thank you for stopping by! ~ and thank you for the squidlike! B : )

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      What a wonderful community tribute to people whose sacrifices mean so much to all of us!