Richie McDonald, lead singer of the band Lonestar, will be performing during the closing ceremonies for the Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance, on Memorial Day, May 28 in Murfreesboro.
The fourth annual Healing Field, presented by the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club, will take place May 26-28, on Medical Center Parkway next to Belk at The Avenue, and will feature over one thousand 3-by-5 foot American flags displayed in a military style layout. Each flag can be sponsored for $30 in memory or in honor of a hero.
“The Healing Field is a special event by itself,” said Rebecca Talley, event chairperson and assistant vice president for MidSouth Bank. “To add Richie McDonald to our closing ceremonies just makes this year’s event even more special. We are honored and privileged to have Mr. McDonald join us in celebrating the true meaning of Memorial Day.”
Those interested in sponsoring flags should visit www.healingfield.org/murfreesboro or call the information line at 615-641-0121.
Sponsors are encouraged to bring mementos or tags of loved ones to hang on the 8-foot flag poles displaying the flags that are made in the United States. Those interested in sponsoring a flag should do so early, so organizers can be sure that the flags carry the name of the hero on opening day.
The Field will open on the morning of Saturday, May 26. At 7 p.m., a flag retirement ceremony performed by Boy Scout Troop 538 of St. Rose Catholic Church will take place. Attendees are encouraged to bring tattered and tired flags. In addition to McDonald’s performance, closing ceremonies on Monday, May 28, will include patriotic music, prayer, the reading of the names of Tennesseans who have lost their lives in the War on Terror, the playing of Taps and a 21-gun salute.