To honor and recognize to past and present veterans who have dedicated their lives to protecting our freedom, the Kiwanis Club of Huntington has created a "Field of Honor" American flag display on the knoll in front of Huntington's Town Hall.
The Huntington's Town Hall is a short walk from the Jarvis House.
After crossing Park Avenue, I see the twisted Poplar tree.
A rustic path leads to
a memorial to the fallen veterans of the Viet Nam conflict.
The Kwanzan Cherry trees that are planted in this part of The village Green, were planted by women in Huntington as the first living Viet Nam Memorial in the nation. Each tree represents one fallen hero.
The path continues towards Town Hall. The creek meanders through the heritage trees.
As you walk from the village Green to town there are roadside Poplar trees
which remind me of the faces of people.
Two large Victorian Houses were lovingly restored and saved and re-purposed as professional offices.
Extensions were made compatible with the original architecture, keeping Main Street true to its historic appearance.
This very impressive display of American Flags was created on the front lawn of Huntington's Town Hall.
In a newspaper ad, the Kiwanis Club of Huntington put out a call for donations which would purchase an American Flag to honor a veteran for Veterans Day 2010. Money collected will go toward sending children of veterans to camp. The flags will be up from Nov.1- Nov. 30. At that time flags will be made available to the donors once the flags have been removed.
This particular American Flag which had flown over the United States Congress, was given by Rep. Steve.Israel.