Idaho Celebrates 10th Year of Field of Heroes
Today commemorates the 10th year of the Idaho Field of Heroes here in Pocatello……and as it is every year, more crosses have been added to the field.
Friends, family and patrons from all across the nation came together today to remember those who gave their lives for our country.
“Just yesterday we had a couple who happened to be driving through from Utah and they stopped and saw the field, and most people are just amazed, they sit in awe,” said Public Relations Manager for the Idaho Field of Heroes, Hiedi Young, “they think it's such a beautiful thing to see and they just can't believe that a small town like Pocatello can pull this off and nobody else in the country is doing this, nobody.”“It means everything, it's very very nice, it’s helpful, it's nice to have a whole bunch of people come here and help, my nanna comes here, my mom, my whole family
does” said Jerrick Petty II.
This year, over 6,000 crosses stand tall to represent each fallen soldier from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. There are 250 more crosses this year than there were last year.
“Well what I would like to let people know is that you should come here and if you do you might cry a little bit but it's just fun, family fun” continued Petty.
The field of heroes will be open 24 hours a day through the end of Memorial Day.
“For me this is really a way to honor Memorial Day, you know we celebrate Memorial Day to honor those who have given their lives in defense of our country and that's what every single one of those markers represent” continued Young.
The Field of Heroes committee is asking for volunteers to come out on Tuesday to help put everything away.