National Commander Visits Healing Field

Ladies of Unit 34 Auxiliary and National Commander Dale BarnettGeorge Inman and National Commander Dale Barnett

Yesterday, a special guest toured the Healing Field at the American Legion Park.  Dale Barnett, National Commander of the American Legion, was given a tour by the local Post 34 Legion and Auxiliary leaders of the Healing Field and its current renovations.

Local Auxiliary president, Pam Brough, explained to the commander the history of the field and the impact it has had on the community.  According to Pam, the field was the first permanent one in the nation to be built in 2006.  A flag pole and marble marker were installed for every Kentucky soldier killed in the line of duty on the War on Terror.

It took the Auxiliary about 6 months of fundraising before it was constructed, but then an unfortunate storm would destroy the flag poles a year later in 2007.  Pam said that the community rallied behind the Legion and Auxiliary so much so that residents were stopping to donate to rebuild while they were clearing the damage.  It only took them 3 months to raise enough funds to rebuild.  “That’s what this healing field had meant to the community and the American Legion family,” Pam said.

During the visit, the National Commander was also shown all the renovations being done at the field.  Pam explained that the Auxiliary raised and is currently spending many thousands of dollars to renovate the field.  Much of the renovations are nearing completion with the final stones to be laid soon. “We have been very fortunate since this healing field has been built almost every year the national commander has made this healing filed one of his stops when he comes to Kentucky,” Pam said.

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