Fayetteville getting ready for 'Glory Days'

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May 7, 2010 9:15:44 PM PDT
People in Fayetteville are getting ready for a big event honoring men and women in the military.The tribute is called "Glory Days" and includes a spectacular display of American flags.

In a week, the parade field at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum will be covered with thousands of American flags, each one bearing a service member's name.

The Downtown Alliance group sponsors the display as part of Fayetteville's "31 Days of Glory Celebration." It's a month long event that includes merchant and museum discounts to military families.

"And the chance to honor the military both who are serving and who have served and lost their lives for our country," Downtown Alliance President Larry Clubine said.

The group has a website for anyone, anywhere who wants to buy a flag in a service member's name.

Click here to view the website

Each flag represents someone in uniform. Kaye Lewis had a flag in last year's celebration honoring her father.

"I just love it, because Daddy was in World War I and I wanted to put it in Glory Days in honor of him," she said.

The official dedication is next Friday, while the display will be up through mid-June.

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