Union Point Field of Flags honoring veterans

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) - Veterans Day is Monday, November 11th, but in preparation for the day, a group of veterans placed flags in one park, with names attached for veterans in the East.

More than 400 flags were placed at Union Point Park in New Bern Thursday as part of the Vietnam Veterans of America's Field of Flags.

Rick Miller with the veterans group said, "One of the beautiful things about this is it is by no means a celebration, one of the members of my chapter in a blog he wrote described the field of flags as a silent memorial."

Each flag placed has a tag attached to it, representing a veteran.

"It almost puts tears in my eyes, it's such a great venue, people coming over the draw bridge seeing this, we have it light up once the flags are set up and it's lit up all for the next five days," said Miller.

As part of the display, the group encourages visitors to leave a donation, which goes to helping their fellow veterans who have fallen on hard times.

Miller said every cent donated goes to Craven County veterans in need.