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Monday, May 25, 2015

Cadet Tymber Honoring Veterans

 This year our very own Cadet Tymber participated in the Opening Ceremonies at the Field of Hero's in Idaho to honor fallen soldiers.

Each marker is a soldier lost in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are over 6000 markers in the field and each one has a name on it. It is very humbling to walk through the field an see all of the soldiers who lost their lives for our freedom. 
 We are so proud of Tymber's service in the Idaho Wing Cadet Program and her willingness to serve in this capacity.
 We are grateful for those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy in this country. Memorial Day is a day to remember the sacrifices made by our veterans and an opportunity to pay our respects to those who have served in the armed forces. 

I love this quote: "Land of the free, because of the brave."
Thank you to all who serve or who have served in the US Military. Thank you for your sacrifice and courage which keep us safe and let us have the freedoms we enjoy in this great country.

Cadet Tymber, we couldn't be more proud of you and your service too! 

 The Idaho Field of Heroes Memorial is a one-of -a kind tribute to every service member who has died in Iraq or Afghanistan since 9/11. As of April 20, 2015 that number totals 6,832.

On Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 - 25, the soccer field at Century High School are transformed into a temporary memorial resembling national cemeteries such as Arlington in Washington, D.C. Each marker is handmade, painted and affixed with the name, rank and the date of death of an American Service member who paid the ultimate price.

The markers are carefully placed into the ground, and once the field has been constructed it is dedicated as hallowed ground, and open to the public for those who wish to pay their respects at no charge. 

1 comment:

Valerie said...

How interesting and touching how they set all that up and then dedicate it!


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