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.