CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (CBS Local) — An Indiana man has transformed a field he owns into a larger than life patriotic symbol of hope during the coronavirus pandemic.

Justin Riggins recruited his family and friends to help paint a 10,000 square foot American flag on the field, which is located in Crawfordsville.

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“With everything that everyone is going through in this pandemic, I wanted something positive for people,” he told CNN. “I’m very patriotic and I wanted to recognize there are a lot of heroes on the frontlines.”

It took two hours and 30 gallons of paint for Riggins, his family and friends to construct the massive flag on Saturday.

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He says they used the same type of environmentally friendly paint used to mark ball fields.

The field is located on the same land as Riggins’ home, automotive repair business and a private airstrip.

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“We are all in this together,” Riggins said. “We need something positive right now.”