Veterans Day: Spring Lake community honors neighbors with 1,200 American flags

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
1,200 flags placed in Spring Lake community made up mostly of veterans
Inspired by the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, the Patriotic Committee wanted to honor those who served by putting together a field of honor of their own.

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Residents of the Anderson Creek Club community are marking Veterans Day by displaying 1,200 American flags to honor their neighbors who have served our country.

Scott Harris serves on the Anderson Creek Patriotic Committee and is a retired 82nd Airborne colonel who served in Iraq in 2006 to 2007.

"I lost quite a few men in my command and while we remember those people on Memorial Day, it's also kind of a nice thing to think about those folks on Veterans Day," said Harris.

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He said the committee was inspired to place the small flags across their community by the annual Memorial Day Field of Honor at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville.

The community is made up of about 75 percent veterans and active-duty soldiers, according to Harris.

He said the community also puts up the American flags on Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

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