Charitable groups hoping to create a Field of Honor in Hancock County

The Exchange Clubs of Hancock County and Lawrence are joining together to organize a major patriotic display this summer in Greenfield.

The groups are currently fundraising to buy between 800 and 1,000 flags and for a Field of Honor display in a field owned by the Indianapolis Regional Airport, which was formerly known as the Mount Comfort Airport.

“Exchange Clubs have been doing this for years. Honoring their first responders, military personnel, current and veterans, and we thought we need to do this in Hancock County,” Hancock County Exchange Club President Jeff Young said. “I’m asking our community, our wives and our children, to honor their moms and their dads by sponsoring a flag for us and then bringing them back out here and say, ‘dad we’re really proud of what you did for us.’”

The display will coincide with Flag Day and begin June 13th and last through June 17th.

The group is hoping to raise $22,000 to display the 1,000 flags. Read more.