Photo courtesy of Kris Grigsby Utica High School students plant flags Monday morning creating a Field of Honor near the American Legion Hall, 10 S. Washington St., Utica.

Photo courtesy of Kris Grigsby

Utica High School students plant flags Monday morning creating a Field of Honor near the American Legion Hall, 10 S. Washington St., Utica.

UTICA — A field of flags, honoring all veterans, past and present, and First Responders, has sprouted near the Wall of Honor in Utica.

A project of Licking Masonic Lodge 291, the Field of Flags, also known as a Field of Honor or a Healing Field, was erected Monday morning by 20 students from Utica High School, said Lodge spokesman John Rodeniser.

“We intended the project to coordinate with the Veteran’s Night meal at the American Legion,” he said. “The flags will remain up until about 3 p.m. Monday, when people who have purchased the flags can pick them up.”

The flags are being sold for $35 each and will be sold through this week. About 150 are still available.

Money for the project will go for the Lodge’s charitable projects, including Special Olympics and scholarships. A portion will also go to local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and to the Legion.

To purchase a flag, contact John Rodeniser at 740-281-6949.

The Field of Flags is located at 10 S. Washington St., near the American Legion Hall.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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