HIGH POINT — The Salvation Army of High Point will host its first Field of Flags to honor men and women in active military service, veterans and emergency first responders on Independence Day.

Beginning this week, community members are invited to sponsor an American flag to be placed on the field at The Salvation Army Citadel Corps in honor or memory of a family member or friend. Flags will be on display July 4 for the community to view and to pay tribute to those in High Point and surrounding communities who made and continue to make the ultimate sacrifice. Captains Lars-Otto and Ingrid Ljungholm said it is planned to become an annual event.

“One of our goals when we moved to the Piedmont Triad was to find ways to increase support for our men and women in uniform,” Ljungholm said. “We believe that this first Field of Flags event will be a great way for us to more intentionally support, celebrate and recognize all those who keep us safe.”

Flag sponsorships are $35-$40 each and can be reserved now through June 14.

On Sunday, July 4, a special service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Field of Flags. The service will include music, a short program and the sounding of taps.

Local business owners can also sponsor the Field of Flags for $500, which will include their company logo on the field entrance banner, a special recognition sign for employees/patrons and acknowledgement during the service.

The Salvation Army currently serves around 500 veterans annually through William Booth Gardens Senior Living Facility, child care at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and primarily through emergency rent, utility, clothing and food assistance. Proceeds from the Field of Flags will help The Salvation Army increase assistance to local veterans, military families and emergency first responders.

For more information on sponsoring a flag, please call 336-881-5400 or visit www.tsahighpoint.org.