Hundreds of American Flags are flying on the campus of Wayne Community College.
The Goldsboro Rotary Club officially unveiled its 2nd annual Field of Honor at WCC on Thursday.
Sherry Archibald, President of the Goldsboro Rotary Club, says the flags in the display honor “active-duty military, veterans, first responders, teachers, neighbors, family and friends.”
Archibald says there are ample opportunities to serve your community, including through a church, civic group, a local non-profit, even the upcoming NC Freedom Festival in Downtown Goldsboro.
As a veteran and wife of a veteran, WCC Interim President Dr. Patty Pfeiffer says the flag stands for those that have “fought battles before us, those that will put themselves in harm’s way in the future, and those on the front lines now.”
Col. Michael Alfaro, Commander of the 4th Operations Group, gave a few examples of “service above self,” including an airman that recently went to Kabul, Afghanistan to help evacuate Americans and refugees.
Each United States Flag is sponsored for $40 with those funds supporting charitable programs of Rotary International and the Goldsboro Rotary Club.
The flags honor those who, by their lives, honor the flag.
The Field of Honor display is open to the public during daylight hours through November 18th.