6,674 flags waved at church goers as they entered United Congregational Church in Tolland. Each flag represented one U.S. soldier lost during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
A ceremony was held at the church Sunday afternoon, to honor those lost, as well as veterans and fallen veterans of all wars and current service members as well. The service included the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, and the singing of the National Anthem and America The Beautiful, as well as a prayer for peace.
The “Field of Flags Memorial” was planted by members of the congregation on October 25th, and will be displayed through November 15th, to remember the lost.
The Honor Guard, of the Tolland Fire Department, leads the procession outside near the end of the ceremony.