Why are all those flags flying around the county? To honor veterans and protect children

If you drive around Tipton County in November, it’s hard not to notice all the American flags flapping in the wind.

For the 12th straight year, the Exchange Club of Tipton County and the Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse are sponsoring Field of Flags. Every year about 450 flags are displayed at the county’s school, city halls and Patriot Park in Covington. Businesses like Charms and Delfield, as well as Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton and the Tipton County Justice Center, also have flags flying on their property.

Flags are purchased for $25 in honor of a veteran, law enforcement officer, firemen or other public servant.

“We do it to honor the veterans in our community,” said Nicole Caldwell, Carl Perkins Center director. “We’re just so humbled and honored that we get this support from our community to be able to honor our veterans.” Read more.