HOWELLS, Neb. — Iowa has its “Field of Dreams,” a baseball field built in a cornfield.
Now Nebraska has a “Field of Flags.”
Down a gravel road from the Molacek farm, the family has built a veterans memorial topped by a 120-foot-high flagpole, flying a 30-by-50-foot American flag. Five other flagpoles display the banners of every branch of the U.S. military.
The flags are situated on top of a rise just east of the intersection of Nebraska Highways 32 and 15. They are brightly lit at night and visible for miles.
“We wanted to show how we feel about veterans, so they’re recognized 365 days a year and not just one,” said Don Molacek Jr., who now lives in the home place.