1,400 flags fly in honor of veterans and heroes

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Hundreds of American flags fly in the wind at the 12th annual Murrieta Field of Honor hosted by the Murrieta Rotary Club at Town Square Park. The flags, which are available to be sponsored and purchased by anyone, honor veterans, first responders, law enforcement and any personal heroes. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
American flags fly high each year at Murrieta’s Field of Honor. “This is our 12th year,” Lou Ellen Ficke, president of the Murrieta Rotary Club, said. The club hosts the annual event over the week of Veterans Day with the city of Murrieta. The event debuted Saturday, Nov. 7, and will run until Saturday, Nov. 14. “Last year we hosted 2,019 full-size, 8-foot flags on the field, but this year because there are some restrictions on the field because of the construction by the city for Town Square Park, the new amphitheater and stage that they’re building, we’re limited to about 1,400 flags this year,” Ficke said. The flags are divided into different sections, honoring various recipients. “We have a section that has Medal of Honor recipients,” Ficke said. “We
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