WHAT IS THE FIELD OF HONOR®?
The Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of 1500+ full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags, each purchased and dedicated in honor of a veteran, active or reserve duty military individual or first responder. The proceeds from flag sales, donations, and on-site purchases during the event directly benefit veteran and first responder organizations!
The Mission of the Field of Honor® is to HONOR and BENEFIT Active and Reserve Duty Military, Veterans, and 1st Responders, to INSPIRE patriotism and love of our flag and its heritage, to EDUCATE our children that visit during school field trips, and to UNIFY our communities in respectfully honoring our flag, our country, and our military, veterans, and 1st responders.
NEW THIS YEAR – We are adding a K9 flag section! Honor your favorite K9 or other service animal with a dedicated flag!
ALSO NEW THIS YEAR.… ADOPT A LOCAL HERO! Already purchased flags for your personal heroes? Well, now you can “adopt a local hero” by purchasing a flag or flags for any branch of the military or first responders. The flags and dedication tags will be sent to the respective branch of service leaders at the end of the event to award to deserving heroes. That’s meaningful to those who serve that did not have a flag personally dedicated to them. ADOPT A LOCAL HERO TODAY!
In its THIRD year, the Rotary Club of Georgetown’s signature event will present over 1,500 flags that will take your breath away. This tribute exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” as it inspires patriotism, gratitude for those who keep us safe, and appreciation for our freedom and our country’s flag. The exciting events held throughout the week are open to the public beginning November 9th through November 17th!
At the above link, you can also become a sponsor, purchase and dedicate Adopt a Local Hero flags, pay for ad space in the keepsake Field of Honor® program, and more!
Hosted by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, TX, the Field of Honor® is a Central Texas event that is exclusively licensed through the Colonial Flag Foundation. www.healingfield.org
LISTEN below to an interview from the 2018 Field of Honor® with iHeart Radio that aired on KASE 101, 96.7 KISS FM, and 102.3, Beat and KVET in 2018.
The proceeds from flag sales, donations, and on-site purchases during the event directly benefit veteran and first responder organizations! Beneficiaries will be named soon and posted here soon. Sponsorships and participation in the Patriots Ball also help support the many local Rotary Club of Georgetown projects that serve our community, such as ramp builds, scholarships, leadership and character development programs for kids, and literacy efforts, etc. The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation is a 501c3 organization.
Past FIELD OF HONOR® Beneficiaries include:
VFW Post 8587 to support their extensive work with veterans.
Veteran Outdoors whose mission is to honor our country’s wounded veterans’ patriotism and their sacrifice by providing quality hunting, fishing and outdoor related activities.
Honor Flight Austin who has successfully and proudly taken over 2000 veterans to our Nation’s Capital to visit and experience the Memorials built in their honor.
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 has been provided to purchase upgraded ballistic vests for officers and firefighters.
Pick up flag(s) you purchase on the last day of the event. 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) from last year! For a donation of $20 per flag you can take the prior year’s flag(s) to be re-posted in honor of your hero(es)! The flag(s) must be in perfect condition to be accepted and flown again on the Field. Re-posts will begin on Saturday, November 9th from noon to 5:00 p.m. (or when it gets dark).
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.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown has a membership of 130+ 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! Follow us on our Facebook Page at: Field of Honor Georgetown Texas. Use #gtxfieldofhonor2018 to help spread the word!