Melody Brent

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Chairwoman of the Event  - Exchange Club

Project Chairwoman  - Exchange Club

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Member  - Exchange Club

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Exchange Club member Melody Brent welcomed the guests; the Mount Vernon Fire Department presented an honor guard.

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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.Brent 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.

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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.

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