This picture is from the Field of Heroes at the Cleburne County Court House in Heber Springs, Arkansas. What a nice way to honor our veterans. Each flag has a tag on it with the name of the person who served with information about them on the tag. They are taking the flags down today in a ceremony and the family will get to keep the flag. I wish I had known about this in time to get a flag or two. Of course if I honored every one in my family that served I would have gone broke.
I am very proud to say that there have been many of my family members that have served our country.
My husband, John Reynolds.
My father-in-law Al Reynolds, a cousin Erby Harris, and a cousin Harry Short, all of whom served in Vietnam.
My grandfather William John Parks, my great-uncle “Son” Sam Ball, my great-uncle Sonny Cowan, a cousin Hubert Aaron (gave his life), and a cousin Walter Harris who all served during World War II.
Four of my 2nd great grandfather’s served during the war between the states; Rufus F. Higginbotham, Francis H. Williams (head wound), John D. Parks, and Kennedy Wade Ball (leg wound).
I even have an ancestor that served in the Indian Creek War, Sanford Higginbotham and one who served in the American Revolution, Thomas Bullard.
Others that have served are my cousin Gary Higginbotham, my cousin Lauren McKeehan, a nephew (still serving) Matthew Nold, a niece Jennifer Nold Bohannon, and many, many friends.
I’m sure I have accidentally left someone off the list. If I did, please forgive me, they deserve recognition as well and please leave their name in the comment section below so I can keep our family list updated.
Some of the people I listed are long gone, and some are still here protecting our freedom. I’d like to thank each and every one of them for their service.
I would also like to thank every service man and woman. You are all heroes. May God bless you.
As Elmer Davis once said, “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”