Memorial Weekend Brings "Flags of Remembrance"

May 06, 2023 at 08:10 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) The Healing Field® “Flags of Remembrance” returns and will be presented Memorial Day Weekend (May 27, 28, 29, 2023) in a grassy field next to First United Methodist Church at 265 West Thompson Lane near Regency Park Drive in Murfreesboro. More information can be found at

Creating an awe-inspiring panorama, 500 three-foot by five-foot American made USA Flags will fly on eight-foot staffs with gold toppings, aligned in a military grid to create an unforgettable patriotic display. This event helps remind the community of the real reason for Memorial Day.


Sponsor A Flag

Flags can be sponsored in honor or memory of personal heroes for $35.00 each. To learn more, visit in advance or one can sponsor at the event. The sponsored Flag will be tagged as desired. After the Closing on Memorial Day at 5:00 PM, sponsors can retrieve their Flag(s) to take home, fly in their hero’s honor, or present the Flag(s) to the Honoree and family.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers from the community are invited to assist the posting of the Flags on Saturday Morning at 8:00 AM. Church groups, service organizations, businesses are invited to help for about an hour.

Volunteers are needed at Closing on May 29 to retrieve Flags. Volunteers can contact 615-641-0121 or for duties.

Retire Old Glory

The local Boy Scouts will have a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the Healing Field® on Saturday at 6:00 PM. The community is invited to bring old, tattered, worn-out Flags earlier that day by 4:00 PM to be properly retired.

The 14th Healing Field®, a local tradition, is presented by The Exchange Club of Rutherford County ( and TriStar Veterans Resource Center (, both non-profit organizations. This community Americanism project is made possible through corporate sponsorships, Flag sponsorships, and donations.

Walk among the Flags, teach your children about Memorial Day, remember your family heroes in honoring them by sponsoring a Flag over Memorial Day Weekend. We will never forget our heroes.

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