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CWI Veterans Association Supports Eagle Field of Honor

CWI student Dallas Hulsey helps assemble flags for the Eagle Field of Honor.
CWI student Dallas Hulsey helps assemble flags for the Eagle Field of Honor.
May 13, 2016

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) Veterans Association is fostering an important partnership with the Eagle Field of Honor this month by volunteering to support the organization’s annual patriotic flag display. The Eagle Field of Honor is a breathtaking tribute that features 600 U.S. flags.

The student-led Veterans Association has partnered with the Eagle Field of Honor for the past three years to host a similar display at the College’s Nampa Campus Academic Building. CWI’s Patriot Range is open to the public during the week leading up to Veterans Day.

In support of the display in Eagle, five CWI students volunteered on Wednesday (May 11) to help assemble flags at Lithia Ford of Boise. The group helped assemble 400 flags for the display. CWI students will continue supporting the effort next week by volunteering to relocate the flags, set-up the field, support the opening ceremony, and take down the field.

The 10th annual Eagle Field of Honor will stand from May 21-31 at Merrill Park in Eagle. The flag display is set in perfect rows and includes yellow ribbons with the name, rank, branch of service, and war/campaign of veterans and currently serving military personnel. For more information on the tribute, visit www.eaglefieldofhonor.org.