A Farmer's Salute to the Military

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 08/21 2014 02:09PM

Updated 08/21 2014 02:25PM

An Oklahoma farmer creates tribute to airmen at nearby Tinker Air Force Base that only they can see.  Leslie Rangel reports.

An Oklahoma farmer and his wife came up with a unique, eye-catching way to pay tribute to airmen and women working at Tinker Air Force Base.

Crestview Farms in Arcadia is now being dubbed Freedom Farm, but not because of the American flag waving over its vegetables and fruits.

"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, the farmer and owner of Crestview, says.

Air Force pilots flying to Tinker managed to grab a glimpse of the couple's Oklahoma shaped all-organic garden, which got the former National Guard crew chief thinking.

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

Down on the ground, the message looks like a bad mowing job.

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