American Tribute Flag Field pays tribute to first responders

American Tribute Flag Field pays tribute to first responders

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Students of Miller Elementary set up the 15th annual American Tribute Flag Field at Kastman Park. 

The field is sponsored by Prosperity Bank, the city of Lubbock and Lubbock Independent School District.

The tribute honors those lost in 9/11, first responders and the military. 

Tony Whitehead, West Texas area chairman of Prosperity Bank, said while the field began as a tribute to 9/11, it also brings light to recent events. 

"Today is a little more special; not only being the 15th year anniversary, but it also reminds us of the catastrophic events that can happen, even in our own backyard," Whitehead said. "With Hurricane Harvey, we saw two weeks ago how important of a role first responders have in any kind of cstastrophic event anywhere in our nation. That's the reason we continue to do this year after year."

The field will be open through September 14. 

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