Heroes remembered in Memorial Day Field of Honor

Freeman Park in Idaho Falls is perhaps best known for its massive disc golf course, and other sport and recreational facilities, but this Memorial Day weekend, the park took on a patriotic transformation for the 5th annual “Field of Honor” as hosted by the Idaho Falls Exchange Club.

“This is our 5th year,” said David Smith, president of the Idaho Falls Exchange Club and an Idaho Falls city council member. “Lisa and I were approached by clubs in Montana that we should do something similar. They put on a ‘Healing Field’ for September 11. We went up and looked at how they did it, and decided that this would be a great event for Idaho Falls, but we do it on Memorial Day to honor veterans or heroes.”

In addition to heroes of war, the Exchange Club honors heroes such as law enforcement and firefighters. They also place special emphasis on victims of child abuse. Read more.