We are working on our programs for the 2018 Field of Honor® to bring you a week filled with inspiring patriotism that best honors our country, our flag, and best of all, our heroes! Here is what we have so far, but check back often to see new events that will be added to make this year’s Field of Honor® even more spectacular!
FLAG SALES AT THE FIELD WILL BEGIN AT NOON IN THE EVENT TENT ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, AND WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH NOVEMBER 12th (as long as supplies last). Flags are $40 each.
Beginning Sunday, November 4th, FLAG SALES will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the tent. HONOR OUR HEROES WITH A FLAG! REMEMBER TO BRING BACK YOUR FLAG(S) FROM LAST YEAR. We will re-post your flag for $20 and will provide a new dedication tag.
Click HERE to order your flag(s) online between now and October 31st. After that, flags will be available for purchase at the Field of Honor® tent daily.
GISD and other SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS will be ongoing throughout the week. Children will have an opportunity to learn about our flag history and that of our branches of the military and first responders. Schools that are not part of an ISD may contact Richard McVay at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to take the children to the field. There will be reserved parking provided for school busses. Educational presentations can be scheduled based on reservations and availability of presenters.
Saturday, November 3rd, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
~ FIELD SET-UP DAY! Come watch Georgetown’s finest off-duty volunteers set up over 1800 flags! And then enjoy the FIRST RESPONDER / PUBLIC SAFETY DISPLAYS that will give everyone a chance to see all the latest public safety equipment up close, and to enjoy speaking with some of our wonderful police, firemen, sheriffs and EMS teams!
Sunday, November 4th
~ OPENING CEREMONIES will take place on at the Field of Honor® in the event tent at the San Gabriel Park Activity Field at 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss this exciting event filled with music by the First Cavalry Band from Fort Hood and their amazing Color Guard, a 21 gun salute and taps by our Georgetown Police Department, Georgetown Fire Department’s Pipes and Drums, fly-overs, and much more!
~ INTERFAITH BLESSING OF THE FIELD and a CELEBRATION OF GRATITUDE, 3:30 p.m., The Georgetown Ministerial Alliance will provide uplifting musical performances and inspiring messages of gratitude during this special presentation! All are welcome!
Monday, November 5th, 11:30 to 1:00 p.m.
~ ROTARY MULTI-CLUB MEETING honoring veterans and first responders will be held in the event tent at the Field of Honor®. All Rotarians are welcome and are encouraged to bring a guest that is a veteran or first responder to be honored at the meeting. Registration is required in advance. Please check back on October 15th for further details on how to register. Sign up early when registration is open as seating will be limited.
Tuesday, November 6th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
~ THE FINAL SALUTE! Boy Scout Troop 155 will present a flag retirement ceremony to properly dispose of old tattered flags. VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHOIR will also delight all in attendance with a musical presentation! Bring the whole family to enjoy this ceremony and the music!
Wednesday, November 7th ~ Program TBD. Check back soon for further information!
Thursday, November 8th, 7:00 p.m.
~ PATRIOTIC CONCERT AND READINGS OF LETTERS FROM WAR at the Field of Honor®. Further information will be forthcoming.
Friday, November 9th, 7:00 p.m.
~ GEORGETOWN is the FIRST PURPLE HEART CITY IN TEXAS! This year, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1919 will present a moving TRIBUTE TO PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS in the event tent at the Field of Honor®. This tribute will also include an emotional PRESENTATION OF QUILTS OF VALOR that are locally made with love in honor of these heroes and will be given to several local recipients. The Quilt of Valor segment is organized and presented by Poppy’s Quilt of Valor through the Quilt n’ Sew store on Williams Drive.
Saturday, November 10th, ~ TWO events will take place this day:
~ A VETERAN AND FIRST RESPONDER RESOURCE EXPO will be provided by the Sun City Rotary Club in the event tent from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All are welcome! Information on how to become a vendor or participant in the expo will be posted soon. Check back frequently!
~ Prepare for an evening of elegance, fabulous food, amazing auction items, live music, dancing and a fitting tribute to our heroes at the PATRIOTS BALL, held at the Georgetown Sheraton from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.. Tickets are required. Click HERE to reserve your table today!
Sunday, November 11th
Note: Veterans Day falls on a Sunday this year; therefore, the holiday will be observed on Monday, November 12th.
~ An exciting event will be held at the Field of Honor® on the afternoon of Veterans Day, November 11th. Check back later for further details.
Monday, November 12th (Veterans Day Observed)
~ CLOSING CEREMONIES at the Field of Honor® (Approx. 3:00 p.m.) Be sure to attend Sun City’s tribute to Veterans at 11:00 a.m. Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive in Sun City, Georgetown, TX. Click HERE for more information. Join us at the Field of Honor® in the afternoon following the Sun City events!
PICK UP THE FLAG(S) YOU PURCHASED (including pole) between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. You can repost them next year for a nominal fee if they are in perfect condition.
Please note that flags not picked up by the end of the day become the property of the Rotary Club of Georgetown for resale the following year. If you think you may not be able to pick up your flag(s) by 6:00 p.m. on November 12th, please plan on having your flag(s) shipped to you or your honoree when you purchase them.
*The event schedule is subject to change as we continue to enhance each day of the Field of Honor®. Check back frequently for exciting updated information.