Written by Abby Wilson
“The names on these crosses aren’t just names. They have meaning. They could have been someone’s son, brother, or father.” says Marvin Mixon. He also said, “This is the 13th year we’ve been doing this”.
On Saturday, September 5th, all around the Albany Mall, Westover JROTC, Lee County NJROTC, and other volunteers helped set up the flags and crosses for the Field of Flags. We, as cadets, volunteer to set up flags, crosses, help pass around flags,and even helping with drilling holes where everything goes. We don’t show up as a whole unit, we sign up if we can show up and then we worked from 8 am until 12 pm.
The crosses that are set up out there with names, are casualties that died from Lee County and Dougherty County in combat.