By Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a Field of Honor with some 250 American flags will grace the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society, just north of the Village Green.

A field of 3- by 5-foot flags will stand through Pearl Harbor Day in December. Each flag will have attached a yellow ribbon and the name of a veteran.

"I'm pleased. There's so much excitement around this project," said Linda Thomas, a New Milford resident who championed the field, with support from the Kiwanis Club of Greater Danbury.

"I absolutely love the idea," said Linda Roush, New Milford Historical Society curator. "I went to the (museum) board and they were equally excited."

The Field of Honor will cover both historical society and town property. Mayor Pat Murphy believes the setting will be "beautifully patriotic, with the flags flying around the (Civil War) monument with its bust of Lincoln."

Donations for Field of Honor flags will be accepted by the Key Club at the Lions Club's Country Fair and Car Show at Harrybrooke Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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-- Susan Tuz