Massive American flag painted in Indiana field honors frontline heroes

‘We need something positive right now’

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (CNN/Gray News) – A group in Indiana wanting to show patriotic pride made a big artistic statement.

Justin Riggins, with some help, painted a 10,000-square-foot flag on his Crawfordsville field.

Using 30 gallons of paint, it took two hours to complete.

🇺🇸🇺🇸GOD BLESS AMERICA🇺🇸🇺🇸 78x137’ 10,686 sqft 6’ stripes 30 gallons of paint

Posted by Justin Riggins on Saturday, May 2, 2020

"With everything that everyone is going through in this pandemic, I wanted something positive for people," Riggins said. "I'm very patriotic and I wanted to recognize there are a lot of heroes on the frontlines."

He hopes to be able to leave the flag in the field for all to see throughout the year and plans on touching it up when needed.

“We are all in this together,” Riggins said. “We need something positive right now.”

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