Storm destroys Healing Field, damages legion's grandstand

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By Ben Carlson

Straight-line winds nearing 50 mph destroyed Lawrenceburg's Healing Field, removed a large section of the grandstand at Legion Park and fell trees across the city Monday night.

The Healing Field, the only permanent healing field in the nation which serves as memorial to soldiers killed in the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, sustained major damage. Strong winds ripped a number of flags from their poles, strewing them across the ground. Other poles were bent to the ground, and the rest sustained damage.

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