Flags Fill Henry to Honor Veterans

By Ashley McNamee

June 30, 2011 Updated Jun 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM CDT

The Veteran's Walk is back up in Henry to honor vets just in time for Independence Day.

Organizers say there are more than 770 flags lining the walk in Stoner Park this year.

Each flag represents a veteran with ties to Henry or the surrounding area.

The flags honor individuals who served as far back as the French and Indian wars.

For one local vet who served in World War II, it is important to remember those currently serving.

"I am proud of them, but I wish we could get it over with and get some more peace in this world so they didn't have to go off, that's what I feel like," said Edgar Read, an Army Air Force veteran.

The flags will be displayed in Stoner Park until Tuesday July 5.

This year the flags will be displayed again over Labor Day because a special World War Two Ship will be visiting Henry.

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