Ramsey students plant ‘Field of Flags’ for Memorial Day

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Some middle school students in Bergen County are commemorating Memorial Day in a special way.

The eighth-graders of Ramsey’s Eric S. Smith Middle School are honoring fallen service members by planting a field of American flags.

Approximately 7,000 flags will be placed, one for each U.S. soldier killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“I think it’s such a great thing and to be a part of it is so special,” says student Olivia Frazier. “I just feel like I’m doing something for the community.”

The school will cap the event with a ceremony Wednesday night.

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