The exchange Club of Idaho Falls supports and orchestrates a number of excellent community service projects, but there’s one in particular that you won’t want to miss as Memorial Day weekend approaches. Of course we’re talking about nothing other than the Idaho Falls Memorial Day Field of Honor — a cornerstone of the club’s dedication to “National Programs of Service.”
Up to 1,000 American flags are flown at Freeman Park, including many that have been sponsored in recognition of service to our country. (Each flag can be sponsored to honor any person, living or not, that deserves to be called a hero.) Veterans, first responders, firemen and policemen are examples, but so are teachers, coaches, and parents. Special to Exchange Club are the victims of child abuse. Each sponsored flag receives a commemorative tag with the hero’s name and the information about them. A portion of the net proceeds generated from the flag sponsorships goes to Veteran Service Organizations through the Idaho Falls Military Affairs Committee.
A portion of the net proceeds from the Field of Honor also go to the Bonneville-Idaho Falls Crimestoppers, Inc. to help in the prevention of crime in our community. Child Abuse Prevention also gets a contribution from the display’s proceeds.
For more information, event schedules and display details visit www.fieldofhonor.net.