Arlington Memorial Gardens cemetery and memorial park has placed 1,000 American flags on its grounds to create a visual tribute to honor the nation's military members during Memorial Day weekend.
“Our Field of Memories was created in 2015. 1000 American Flags are erected each year as a stunning tribute to the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation," says Dan Applegate, president of Arlington Memorial Gardens. "The Field of Memories event has grown each year, and we were looking forward to the many events planned at Arlington for Memorial Day Weekend to Honor, Remember and Celebrate these heroes. But the Coronavirus Pandemic had different plans for our nation."
Instead of a walk-through event with individual names on each flag, this overarching display will allow guests to drive-thru the grounds to take in the enormity of its meaning and "reflect on the true meaning of Memorial Day," says Applegate.
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The gates will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. with staff on the grounds to assist visitors until 4 p.m.
Arlington Memorial Gardens will also be observing The National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. local time, hosting a minute of silence to remember those who died serving in the U.S. military. The silence will be followed by the playing of Taps.
Arlington Memorial Gardens is located at 2145 Compton Road, Mt. Healthy/North College Hill. For more information visit amgardens.org or call 513-521-7003.