Opening ceremony held for Greenville’s “Field of Honor”

Opening ceremony held for Greenville’s “Field of Honor”


COMMON IS DECORATED IN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE FOR THE “FIELD OF HONOR”. AND ITS NOW OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC TO WALK THROUGH..AND ENJOY. IT KICKED OFF WITH AN OPENING CEREMONY THIS MORNING. W-N-C-T’S EMILY GIBBS REPORTS. 0:10 0:26 0:44 0:54 1:05 500 FLAGS LINE THE TOWN COMMON. HONORING THE COMMUNITY’S HEROES. nats CG, “A special moment to give thanks to everyone who’s gave their srvice, gave their lives. It’s a really special day.” SATURDAY OFFICIALLY MARKED THE OPENING OF THE MEMORIAL. ONE WHERE EACH FLAG WAS GIVEN IN HONOR OF SOMEONE SPECIAL. AMONG THOSE WHO SPOKE… LONG-TIME WNCT ANCHOR… ALLAN HOFFMAN AH “47 of those flags represent the guys who I will never come home with me from Vietnam, who will always be 22 years old who won’t see their families grow up. But they gave every inch of themselves for freedom for this country.” nats GF, “I deciated one to my father who served in WWII in the Pacific and I dedicated one to my wife’s father who also served U.S. Army, Pacific WWII.” nats Standup, BESIDES A CHANCE FOR THE CITY TO COME TOGETHER FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY, IT WAS ALSO A TIME FOR PEOPLE TO REFLECT ON WHAT THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE TRULY MEAN TO THEM. KS, “its hard to talk cause I lost someone who was like a son to me. And he was in the marines, so its very very difficult. It was wonderful to see people out here honoring individuals who give their lives and serve our country because its something that none of us know what its truly about or what its like unless we were in this position.” CG, “The flag and everything that it stands for means that no matter what everybody is going to stand together through the hard times, the terrible times. There are a lot of bad things going on in this country, but we’re all supposed to stand together. That’s what it means to me.” THE FLAGS WILL STAND FOR SIX WEEKS.RUNNING THROUGH THE 4TH OF JULY. AH, “I think it should not only come back. I think it should come back bigger. I think people need to get more involved. I think we’re all Americans and if you really want to have a wonderful country, you need to support things like this.” ALSO IN GREENVILLE, COMMUNITY MEMBERS WERE TREATED TO FREE

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