WHAT IS THE FIELD OF HONOR®?
The Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of full-size, 3′ x 5′ 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 are open to the public beginning the Sunday prior to Veterans Day! Check the SCHEDULE page frequently to see the events, times, and specific information as they are planned.
Co-Chairs, David Kellerman and Jeanne McClellan
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, TX, and presented by Don Hewlett Chevrolet Buick, in cooperation with the City of Georgetown, TX, 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 during the event. The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation is a 501c3 organization. Veteran and First Responder beneficiaries are determined annually by the Rotary Club of Georgetown Board of Directors following the close of the Field of Honor®. Some of the net proceeds also help support the many Rotary Club of Georgetown projects that serve our community, such as ramp builds, scholarships, leadership and character development programs for kids, and literacy efforts.
Beneficiaries from the 2017 Field of Honor® and Patriots Ball were as follows:
R.O.C.K. (Ride on Center for Kids) – Funding was provided for 15 children of veterans to attend this years’ Camp Courage, an equestrian camp to help overcome issues related to family military life.
TADSAW (Train a Dog, Save a Warrior) – Funding was provided to help train service dogs for veterans with PTSD and other needs.
GEORGETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT AND GEORGETOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT – Funding was provided to purchase upgraded ballistic vests for officers and firefighters.
2018 FIELD OF HONOR® ~ November 3, 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 will start with the field set-up and First Responder Day on November 3rd with static displays and first responder presence. The patriotic Opening Ceremonies will be on November 4th at 2:00 p.m., followed by an Interfaith Blessing of the Field by the Georgetown Ministerial Alliance.
Events will be held all week! Visit the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS page to see all events planned. The Field of Honor® 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. Reserve your table HERE!
Check the SCHEDULE page frequently for updates on events.
This year there will be approximately 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.
Re-post your flag(s) the following year! For a donation of $20 you can take the prior year’s flag(s) to be re-posted in honor of your hero(es)! The flag must be in excellent condition to be accepted and flown again on the Field.
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, and to local Rotary Club of Georgetown projects. Donations can be made on the flag order page.
SAVE THE DATES!
This year’s Field of Honor® will be held NOVEMBER 3rd through NOVEMBER 12th. Set-up day and the First Responder event will be on Saturday the 3rd. Opening ceremonies will be on the 4th, and each evening there will be events that will honor and celebrate our military and first responders and/or our flag and country.
Please contact Karron Wilson at 512-466-0482 if you are interested in becoming a valued Sponsor for the 2018 Field of Honor®.
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 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 pancake breakfast, or other event that benefits veterans and/or first responders, please contact a co-chair: Jeanne McClellan (email@example.com) or David Kellerman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. 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.
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. Visitors to the field also enjoyed a display of 27 historical American flags, and many participated in the various events held throughout the week.
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!