Oklahoma farmer leaves message in field for military

Crestview Farms in Arcadia, Okla., is now dubbed Freedom Farm, but not because of its American flag.

“We had some people from Tinker fly over and saw the property and asked us about our vegetables, ‘What do you have? We saw you growing,’" Vernon Graff of Crestview Farms said.

Air Force pilots flying over to Tinker managed to grab a glimpse of the couple's Oklahoma shaped all-organic garden.

It got this former National Guard helicopter pilot's wheels spinning.

"If they're seeing that we're growing vegetables, maybe they can see a message also," Graff said.

Down on the ground, the message just looks like a bad mowing job. But from the sky, it can be seen clearly.

"Basically I put it there for the military coming back and for all the planes that fly in and land at Tinker. It says ‘freedom’ and then it says ‘thank you.’"

"I don't think they hear it enough," Susan Graff of Crestview Farms said. "I think it strikes a chord with them because they are putting their life on the line for us and for our freedoms."

"I plan on keeping it, keep on mowing it," Vernon Graff said.


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