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Area farm pays tribute to troops in seven-acre corn maze

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SPRINGFIELD, TN (WSMV) -

One community's tribute to our troops covers seven acres of fields. From high above the property, a special message to soldiers is written in a corn maze.

Thursday morning, there was a light breeze blowing over Springfield's Honeysuckle Hill farm, just perfect for owner Jeff Alsup to make his way through the winding twists and turns of his corn maze. It's an area you just can't quite appreciate unless you get a view from the sky. 

"The corn maze says, 'Welcome Back Heroes. 101st Airborne'," said Alsup. "We sleep well, we don't worry about our security, we don't worry about someone coming and attacking us, and the credit for that goes to the soldiers."

It's a tribute to the hundreds of soldiers arriving home to their families at the nearby Fort Campbell.

"We knew a lot of the families are coming back this summer," said Alsup. "We know the sacrifice they've made. We thought we could give back by letting them know we appreciate them."

For Alsup, all the hours and effort are worth it just to give our men and women in the armed forces a perfect view as they fly overhead.

"They want to be appreciated, and sometimes we forget to say thank you," said Alsup. "That's what we're doing."

The season at Honeysuckle Hill Farms starts September 24th. October 1st is military day, where all soldiers get into Honeysuckle Hill Farms for free while families get in for half price.

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