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Cheshire, CT-29, May 2010-052910CM01 Colonel Kenneth Gertz, (Ret. Army) passes a flag to Ford Cole, (Ret. Navy) during a ceremony called "Field of Flags." The event was held honoring fallen soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan.  Some 5,487 flags were seen on the green in front of the First Congregational Church in Cheshire.  The flag passed above was in memory of Staff Sergeant Michael Rivera (CT National Guard Unit 102), who was killed in action. --Christopher Massa Republican-American