Field of Flags brings respect and recognition for Armed Forces

The third annual Field of Flags display provides an opportunity to show honor and respect to veterans, members of the Armed Forces and to all who those who lost their lives while serving our country.

This year’s Memorial Day weekend display will be behind the Granbury Church of Christ, near the First Assembly of God property at Pirate Drive and Highway 377, from May 23-26.

First known as Decoration Day, the origins of Memorial Day date back to 1868 when Union General John A. Logan designated a day in which the graves of Civil War soldiers would be decorated.

The holiday was changed to Memorial Day within 20 years, becoming a holiday dedicated to the memory of all war dead.

Memorial Day weekend plans in conjunction with the Field of Flags include a parade, sunset ceremony at the Field of Flags and Remember our Fallen from Texas display presented by the Defenders of Freedom.

Open for viewing: Friday, May 23 – Monday, May 26.

Location: Field of Flags will be in a field at Pirate Drive and Highway 377, south of Granbury Church of Christ.

Saturday, May 24: 8:15 p.m. sunset ceremony at Field of Flags.

Memorial Day parade: 10 a.m. Monday, May 26. Leaving from Hewlett Park, 634 W. Pearl St., traveling west through the square, ending at Granbury Church of Christ, 1905 W. Pearl St., across from the high school.

Monday, May 26, 11:30 a.m., closing ceremony at Field of Flags following the parade.

U.S. Veterans Museum sponsors the Field of Flags.