Patriot Range Returns to CWI with 300 Flags on Display

Published: October 28, 2014

For the second consecutive year, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Nampa Campus will provide the back-drop for a moving patriotic display with the return of the CWI Patriot Range. On Nov. 5, the CWI Veterans Association and Student Enrichment will partner to cover the west lawn of the Nampa Campus Academic Building with 300 American flags. The field of honor was introduced in 2013 with a 200 flag display. The Eagle Field of Honor has generously donated the flags for use by the Veterans Association.

The Patriot Range provides an incredible visual display with flags that are three by five feet in dimension and stand on eight foot poles, and are precisely constructed to ensure equal distance between each flag and row. The field is lit at night and this year will stand until Nov. 12. The public is invited and encouraged to visit this powerful tribute.

 “The Eagle Field of Honor committee is dedicated to helping as many veterans as possible,” says Eagle Field of Honor Project Chair, Kathy Coburn. “The CWI Veterans Association Patriot Range allows us to reach hundreds of veterans through this great partnership. It is an honor and a privilege to pay tribute to our veterans and this is another great opportunity to do that.”

The Patriot Range will also provide a fitting stage for CWI’s Veterans Day ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Student Enrichment will be presenting activities at the CWI Nampa Campus Academic Building, starting at 1 p.m., which will feature a student speaker, student choir, guest speaker, and refreshments.

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