WHAT IS THE FIELD OF HONOR®?
The Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of full-size, 5′ x 7′ US flags, each purchased in honor of a veteran, active or reserve duty military individual, a first responder, or personal hero of your choice. This tribute exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self,” and inspires patriotism and love of our country’s flag. The events held throughout the week, beginning the Sunday prior to Veterans Day, are open to all! Check the SCHEDULE page frequently to see the events, times, and specific information as they are planned.
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, TX, and presented by Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick, in cooperation with the City of Georgetown, the Field of Honor® is a Central Texas event that is exclusively licensed through the Colonial Flag Foundation. www.healingfield.org
The proceeds from the Field of Honor® benefit veteran and first responder organizations through flag purchases, donations, sponsorships, and on-site purchases. The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation is a 501c3 organization. Beneficiaries are determined annually and will be listed as they are selected by the Rotary Club of Georgetown Board of Directors.
2018 FIELD OF HONOR® ~ November 4, 2018 through November 12, 2018
After a successful launch of the inaugural Field of Honor® in November of 2017, the Rotary Club of Georgetown, TX is pleased to say that the planning for the 2018 Field of Honor® is well underway! The week-long events, starting with patriotic opening ceremonies on November 4th, will once again be held at San Gabriel Park Activity Field on Chamber Way. The Patriots Ball will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown on Saturday, November 10th. Additional events will include a Multi-Rotary Club meeting to honor heroes invited by Rotarians, a First Responder Day with static displays and first responder presence, a Flag Retirement Ceremony presented by the Boy Scouts, a Patriotic Concert, readings of letters from war, and much more!
This year there will be 2,000 flags honoring our heroes as well as the 27 historical flags of the United States. A new addition to the flag display will be the historical flags of Texas!
Pick up flag(s) you purchase on the last day of the event – November 12th. Any flag or flags not picked up by the end of the day become the property of the Rotary Club of Georgetown for resale the following year.
MAKE A DONATION!
Please consider making an additional donation to the Field of Honor®. 100% of your donation will be designated to our beneficiaries that support our veterans and first responders. Donations can be made on the flag order page.
SAVE THE DATES!
This year’s Field of Honor® will be held NOVEMBER 4th through NOVEMBER 12th. Opening ceremonies will be on the 4th, and each evening there will be events that will honor and celebrate our military and first responders.
Please contact Karron Wilson if you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2018 Field of Honor®. See below for contact information.
Volunteers are always welcome! Contact a co-chair: Jeanne McClellan at email@example.com, or David Kellerman at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you or your organization would like to serve in one or more of the many volunteer opportunities.
If your organization would like to provide an event at the 2018 Field of Honor®, such as a 5K, a Quilt of Valor presentation, a pancake breakfast, or other event that benefits veterans and/or first responders, please contact a co-chair: Jeanne McClellan or David Kellerman. Scroll down to see contact information.
Many thanks for those who were sponsors, purchased flags, attended the events, and volunteered at the 2017 Field of Honor!
About the 2017 Field of Honor®
The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation proudly hosted the first annual Field of Honor® in Central Texas. The presenting sponsors were Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick and SportClips, and there were many additional sponsors. Please view the sponsor list to see all those who supported this event. This truly inspiring event paid tribute to our valued veterans, active and reserve duty military, first responders, and personal heroes during the week of Veterans Day from November 5th to November 12th, 2017.
Over 1400 full sized U.S. flags were posted at San Gabriel Park’s activity field on Chamber Way, each flag having been purchased by individuals in tribute to a veteran, active or reserve duty military, first responder, or their own personal heroes. It was a week to honor and express thanks to all who selflessly serve. It was also a time to educate. Visitors to the field enjoyed a display of 27 historical American flags, and many participated in the various events held throughout the week.
Our Beneficiaries from the 2017 Field of Honor®
The Field of Honor® flag sales proceeds and general donations benefitted local veterans and first responders and their families. This fundraiser helped provide service dog training for veterans with PTSD (or other need that requires a service dog) through TADSAW (Train a Dog, Save a Warrior). Some of the proceeds from the Patriots Ball provided the opportunity for children of veterans to attend Camp Courage through R.O.C.K.(Ride on Center for Kids), an equestrian therapy camp. Our first responders also benefitted from this year’s event. Georgetown police officers and firefighters will receive upgraded tactical vests to protect them against armor piercing bullets.
Some of the proceeds from the Patriots Ball also helps support the many local Rotary projects that benefit our communities such as scholarships, handicap ramps, leadership development for high school and elementary school kids, literacy programs, and much more.
This event was enjoyed by the whole community! All that attended participated in the various activities throughout the week. 2017 was the first year of a new annual tradition for the Rotary Club of Georgetown TX Foundation.
Among the events of the week in 2017 were as follows:
- Opening Ceremonies ~ Sunday, November 5th, 2:00 p.m.
- Patriotic Chalk Walk provided by local artists
- Multi-Club Rotary Meeting to Honor All Who Have Served (Rotarians only – guests by invitation from a Rotarian)
- Ride on Center for Kids (R.O.C.K) Fourth Annual Open House and Veterans Drill Team Performance ~ At the R.O.C.K. Arena
- The Final Salute: Flag Retirement Ceremony ~ Presented by: Boy Scout Troop 155
- FREE Patriotic Concert and Readings of Letters from War
- AMVET Welcome Home to Vietnam Era Veterans
- Patriots Ball to honor our veterans and first responders ~ Georgetown Sheraton Hotel
- First Responder Day – Sponsored by the Georgetown Police and Fire Departments
The Rotary Club of Georgetown has a membership of 120+ members that commit to the motto of Service Above Self, and whom agree to live by the following standards of integrity known as the Four Way Test:
First: Is it the TRUTH
Second: Is it FAIR to all concerned
Third: Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS
Fourth: Will it be BENEFICIAL TO ALL CONCERNED
In all cases, The Field of Honor® meets those standards.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation is honored to host this annual event! Join us in spreading the word! Follow us on our Facebook Page at: Field of Honor Georgetown Texas. Use #gtxfieldofhonor2018 to help spread the word!