22 Aug 2014
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PHOTOS: Field of Flags Honors Fallen Soldiers

The 6,227 flags at Old Stone Memorial Church is a dramatic memorial to the soldiers who sacrificed everything.

More than 6,200 U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the honors every single one of them. For every soldier lost overseas, a flag is placed in their memory. The thousands of memorials create a field of flags.

"It's the least we can do. We can so easily forget," said Linda Hargraves, of the Old Stone Church Memorial Garden Committee.

Last week, 6,227 flags were planted on the church grounds at 251 Main St.

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