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Field of Honor flag display coming to Sheridan

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County will host its first “Field of Honor” flag display Aug. 9-11.

The program began on the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as a way to depict the immensity of the loss suffered through the posting of 3,000 flags — one for each person killed that day.

The concept has since spread to communities around the country to acknowledge other causes.
Sheridan County will present a Field of Honor in tribute to veterans, military members and first responders.

Organizers and volunteers are planning to post 1,000 American flags on the lawn of Sheridan College at the Veterans Memorial.

Flags can be sponsored for individuals and proceeds from the sponsorships will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

“The flags will display for three days and each person who purchases a sponsorship for a flag will know where in the 1,000 flags displayed theirs is located,” said Cheri Balkenbush, one organizer of the local event.

To learn more about the Sheridan Field of Honor or to sponsor a flag, visit


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