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Exchange Club member Melody Brent welcomed the guests; the Mount Vernon Fire Department presented an honor guard.
Emotional healing found in field of flags | mountvernonnews.com
As its name implies, the Healing Field is designed to bring an emotional healing to individuals, and according to Melody Brent, chairwoman of the event for the Exchange Club, that healing is taking place.Brent recounted the story of the veteran who approached her and thanked her for the field of flags.Passing it off, Brent told the man that it was the community, not her, who made it successful."You really don't understand," the man told her.
also related the story of a woman whose fiance died while they were in the service together years ago.Now married with children, one of whom is already in college, Brent
said the woman had never really gotten over her
fiance's death.Putting up a flag in his
name allowed her
to finally do so.
In place since Sunday, the more than 1,500 flags will be taken down tonight.
Fredericktown to host Healing Field | mountvernonnews.com
Although the original Healing Field started out as a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attack on the United States, in the past three years it has grown to much more, according to the Exchange Club's project chairwoman, Melody Brent.
Those who sponsor a flag can pick up their flag after 5 p.m. on the final day of the event, June 15, according to Brent
For more information about the Healing Field
as well as sponsorship and/or flag purchases, call Brent
at 397-0186 or Terri Hillier at 397-7548.
-- Melody D. Brent, Exchange Club of Mount Vernon/Knox County, OH
Brent: Healing Field is an event, location and spirit | mountvernonnews.com
Brent: Healing Field is an event, location and spirit
...Chairwoman, Melody Brent, described it as a spirit.
"It is an event and a location," she
Our largest crowds were here between 9:30 and 10 at night to see the field under the lights," said Brent
We came to thank Melody
for giving us the opportunity to see this," said Joan.
In the past three years it has grown to much more, according Brent
"We didn't do this just to raise money in our community to help those less fortunate.It was done in the hope of bringing people together ... and it did.Please keep the spirit of the healing field in your hearts and mind always," said Brent
, just before closing the field.