POSTED: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:33am
UPDATED: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:44am
SHREVEPORT, LA- The Dixie Maze Farms near Shreveport, Louisiana is a tourist attraction that draws thousands of people every fall. This year, the cornfield is home to a touching tribute.
"It says 'Thank you SEAL Team Six', with their insignia, and tells them thank you" says Mike Billings, owner of Dixie Maze Farms.
Every year the design of the nine acre corn maze changes. Past designs include Elvis Presley, a tribute to Terry Bradshaw, the universe and the Mudbugs, a local hockey team. This year, his children wanted to honor the Navy SEALs.
22 Navy SEALs died when their helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Two were from Shreveport, Chief Petty Officer Robert James Reeves and Lieutenant Commander Jonas Kelsall.
"We've had some losses with them but some great success. We're just thankful and we honor them," Billings said.
The Navy SEAL Team 6 is credited with killing Osama bin Laden.
"They did a great thing and they didn't forget who our enemies are and they finished the job. We're grateful for that," Billings added.