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'Flag Man' to honor Fields

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Spc. Arronn Fields
Moore Funeral Home owner Vanita Moore recently saw a profile on a man who has spent a lot of time in recent years traveling around the United States.

The man, Larry Eckhardt, isn't visiting areas he's never seen. He's traveling to cities and towns to help honor the military fallen.

Known as "The Flag Man," Eckhardt -- from Illinois -- helps communities honor the fallen by placing flags throughout their hometowns.

On Sunday, Eckhardt will be in Brazil.

On Thursday, Moore told The Brazil Times a group of people plan to meet at Northview High School at 2 p.m., in order to receive instructions. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help set up the flags are encouraged to meet at the school.

Moore said there will be a 10-minute presentation explaining what would be done with the flags before setting out. After the presentation, the volunteers will pay respect to the family and to the soldier -- Army Spc. Arronn Fields, 27, Knightsville, who died May 21, in Afghanistan.

She said those volunteering will dig a hole in the ground and place a full-size flag in it. Moore added approximately four pickup trucks will be needed to help carry the flags.

The flags will line State Road 340 from Clearview Cemetery to the Brazil Nazarene Church. A line of flags will also be set up from Washington Street and United States 40 to Moore Funeral Home.

Visitation for Spc. Fields will be Monday, from 2-8 p.m., at Moore Funeral Home. Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., at the Brazil Nazarene Church.

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An excellent honor for someone willing to sacrifice so much.

-- Posted by Bzlobserver on Fri, Jun 1, 2012, at 1:03 PM

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