Skip to comments.Temecula family salutes military with crop circle maze
Posted on 10/06/2005 5:40:40 PM PDT by SandRat
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2005) -- For the Corona family, flying flags just wasnt enough to show their support for Americas military.
Instead, the Coronas chose to show appreciation with an 8-acre corn crop formation, which displays all the armed forces in action from an aerial view.
The formation, which doubles as a maze, was unveiled in Temecula, at its official grand opening Monday.
The maze depicts the Marines flag raising at Iwo Jima, the Army in an M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, the Navys Battleship BB-63 Missouri, and the Air Force in an F-16 Fighter Falcon.
Stephen J. Corona, a Temecula farmer, said parts of the corn crop were removed to make the design in the larger portion of the crop that still stands.
My brother sent the design back three or four times to get the maze right, said Rose Corona.
Since June, siblings Stephen and Rose Corona toiled in Temecula soil to grow the corn crop that stands 12 feet tall.
For Rose Corona, the three months they spent cultivating corn crop was the least they could do.
Its our little contribution, said Rose Corona for family owned and operated Corona Ranch and Big Horse Feed and Mercantile in Temecula.
We really appreciate what our military does for our country. It affords me to have my business, said Rose Corona.
Although this years maze is new, the Coronas arent rookies when it comes to making crop mazes.
Weve been doing this since 1999, Rose Corona said.
Since then, theyve been getting plenty of visitors.
We have lots of people flying over it all the time, Rose Corona said.
Its too bad more people cant see it, added Mary Corona, Rose and Stephens mother.
According to Mary Corona, people might have a problem seeing the crop, not birds.
Weve got a lot of birds, too bad they cant appreciate whats written, Mary Corona giggled.
The Coronas found yet another way to give back to the military.
Rose said her family is giving half off admission to military families with military identification during their tribute this weekend.
Just load up your minivans and come on down, Stephen Corona said.
With all the family has done, Rose still feels a debt to the military.
We can never repay what the military does for this country. They give their time to the military you can never give that back, Rose Corona said.
For more information on this years maze contact Rose Corona at rosecorona@ bighorsefeed.com.
I think it says WE LOVE OUR TROOPS
Support our troops.
How does one do that from the ground and get the picture so good?! That's awesome.
Either UFO pilot/spotters or Elvis in the Mothership...
(Sorry, getting ready for Noory.)
Is this cool or what?