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A place of remembrance: Healing Field features hundreds of flags this Memorial Day

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Farmington on May 24 to set up a display featuring hundreds of American flags.

This annual flag display, known as Healing Field, provides an opportunity for people to reflect on the sacrifices servicemen and women have made for the country. 

The San Juan County Rotary Club, which organizes the display, offers people the chance to sponsor a flag. People who sponsor flags have dog tags displayed in honor of a serviceman or woman or in memory of the serviceman or woman.

People can sponsor a flag by signing up at sjcrotary.com. 

The field is open to the public throughout the Memorial Day weekend and the closing ceremony will be at 5 p.m. May 27.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at hgrover@daily-times.com.

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Flags are displayed, Friday, May 24, 2019, in the Healing Field at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Farmington.
A dog tag hanging on a flag in the Healing Field memorializes Jason Cunningham, an airman from California who was killed in 2002 in action in Afghanistan.
Scot Plank ties a dog tag on a flag, Friday, May 24, 2019, in the Healing Field at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Farmington. The dog tags serve as a way to honor or memorialize servicemen and women.