Noon Exchange Club's 4th Annual "Healing Field" Opens Saturday!

May 21, 2012 at 10:11 am by bryan

The fourth annual Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance will take place this coming Saturday through Monday--Memorial Day. It is presented by the Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club. 

The Healing Field is located on Medical Center Parkway next to Belk at The Avenue. Over one thousand 3-by-5 foot American flags are displayed in a military style layout. Each flag can be sponsored for $30 in memory or in honor of a hero.


Exhcange Club Event Chair Rebecca Talley said, “An event of this magnitude relies on volunteers to make it happen. We encourage community members to lend a hand while honoring a hero this Memorial Day weekend.”

Individuals who would like to volunteer are encouraged to call the information line at 615-641-0121. Those interested in purchasing a flag should visit

Hours of Operation

The Healing Field will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. Opening ceremonies include a presentation by the award-winning Murfreesboro Fire Department Color Guard. 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.

Closing ceremonies on Monday, May 28, will include a performance by Lonestar lead singer Richie McDonald, along with 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.

About Exchange Club

The Exchange Club is comprised of men and women working together to make the community a better place to live through programs of service in Americanism, community service, youth activities and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse. Locally, the Murfreesboro Noon club supports the Exchange Club Family Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Membership is open to all dues-paying participants, and meetings are held at noon each Thursday at the Stones River Country Club. For more information, please visit and

Tune to the WGNS' Action Line at 8:10 this Friday morning (5/25/12) as Don Wright tells about the Healing Field. If you have been touched with this patriotic event in the past, please phone 615-893-1450 during the broadcast and share your feelings.  

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