7K Combat Boots Line Fort Bragg Field in Memory of Fallen Service Members
Seven thousand combat boots lined a rec field at Fort Bragg in memory of those Americans who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Row after row of boots, some with pictures of the thousands of service members who died, covered the field at the Fayetteville, N.C. installation.
According to FOX-13, this is the third year that the boots have been displayed at Fort Bragg for Memorial Day.
Veteran and base employee Mike Thomas joined with Survivor Outreach Services to seek combat boot donations after getting the idea from the folks at Arlington National Cemetery.
Thomas said he received thousands of comments from thankful Americans for his poignant memorial.
He said that the boots are arranged in the order that the heroes were killed.
The last boot in the last row of the memorial commemorates Army paratrooper Lt. Weston Lee, who lost his life on April 29.
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