MENU

Indiana man paints 10,000-square foot American flag in field to honor front line workers

8b92aaac-143e-44fc-801c-91ee586165d0-large16x9_thumb_1553.png
Justin Riggins recruited his family and friends to help paint a 10,000 square foot version of "Old Glory" in the grass on his property. (CNN Newsource)

CRAWFORD, Ind. (WSET) -- An Indiana man transformed his field into a larger than life patriotic display.

Justin Riggins recruited his family and friends to help paint a 10,000 square foot version of "Old Glory" in the grass on his property.

According to CNN, Riggins says it took about two hours to set up and about five hours to paint. Overall, they used about 30 gallons of paint.

He says it's the same type of environmentally-friendly paint used to mark ball fields.

Riggins said he wanted to create something people could see from the air to remember the heroes on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

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