Skip to content

Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance



The 13th Annual Exchange Club of Murfreesboro “Healing Field– Flags of Remembrance” to
be held Memorial Day weekend at 265 West Thompson Lane next to First United Methodist Church needs assistance in posting of the 650 flags at 8:00 AM on Saturday
May 29th when Club President Melissa Wright welcomes the volunteers. The Healing Field is a program franchised by Colonial Flag of Sandy, Utah so this is a registered Healing Field.

Following the posting of flags the “Healing Field - Flags of Remembrance” will be honored with a prayer by Reverend Edgar Boles of Living Springs Baptist Church; Charlie Pigg, Colonel USAF (retired) will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. H. Stephen Smith, professor at Middle Tennessee State University, Tenor, will perform the “National Anthem” and lead the volunteers in “American The Beautiful”.

John Stracener, Colonel USAF (retired), and 2021 “Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance” Event Co-Chair will declare the “13th Annual Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance” officially open to the public. At that time, you may walk among the 3’ x 5’ flags on 8’ staffs. Saturday at Dusk the Boy Scouts will have an official “Flag Retirement Ceremony”. Bring you old tattered flags so they can be appropriately disposed of. This is a very dignified and educational ceremony.

On Memorial Day, May 31, the closing ceremony will be at 5:00 PM for the “Healing Field - Flags of Remembrance” as John Hood, Past President of The National Exchange Club and founding member of The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro (chartered in 1951) will be Master of Ceremony.

For more information on the “13th Annual Healing Field – Flags of Remembrance” presented by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro visit www.HealingField.org/MurfreesboroTN21 or call 615-641-0121. Information on The National Exchange Club, known as America’s Service Club, can be found at www.NationalExchangeClub.org.

More Stories

  • Latest Issue 11 22

    Read More
  • Editor's Letter

    As we slide into the month of November, the comfort of traditions is not far behind. Traditions. in your family may be completely different than another family’s, but they have the same impact, no matter what they look like. They are important because when everything else is in chaos, traditions are something you can count on... Read More
  • City Schools Foundation awards 33 grants

    The City Schools Foundation distributed over $62,000 in grants to teachers in October, with an additional $5,000 grant for indigent care. Thirty-three grants were selected for funding for the 2022-23 school year. Read More
  • The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties welcomes new Vice President of Development and Engagement

    The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties recently welcomed its newest team member, Lucie Burchfield, Vice President of Development and Engagement. “I’m looking forward to marrying two of my passions – philanthropy and serving in my community – with my new role at United Way,” shared Lucie. Read More