SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
We hope that our programs for the 2019 Field of Honor® will bring you and your families and friends a week filled with inspiring patriotism that best honors our country, our flag, and best of all, our heroes!
We are working hard to put together a memorable week. Here is what we have so far:
Friday, November 8th, 3:00 p.m. till it is done!
Join us as a volunteer or just to watch as we set up over 1500 flags! Our tent and the 16 foot viewing platform will also be constructed before our very eyes.
Saturday, November 9th
SERTOMA is providing the 2nd Annual Honor Walk 5K beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Field of Honor! The event will end at the field as well. We’ll have goodies for all who participate!
Sunday, November 10th
Join us this afternoon for some unforgettable festivities! Please don’t miss the OPENING CEREMONIES!
In addition to enjoying the majesty of the flag display, from noon to 5:00 p.m. there will be a Veterans Resource Expo, fabulous static displays from Fort Hood, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, our wonderful Police, Fire, Sheriffs and WILCO Emergency Response units, and more!
WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T MISS THE OPENING CEREMONIES from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.!!!! Get there early for a seat in the tent, or bring a lawn chair to sit outside and enjoy the many thrilling and patriotic events during these ceremonies. Fly-overs, Patriot Guard Riders, real live canons (using black powder), music from Fort Hood’s legendary 1st Cavalry Band and others, a High School Marching Band, face painting, food trucks, and so much more!
Monday, November 11th – VETERANS DAY
Come one, come all! Each year we highlight a group of heroes with a special tribute. In 2017 we honored Vietnam Veterans. Last year we honored Purple Heart recipients. This year we will honor and celebrate WWII and Korean War Veterans and their families during a moving tribute. Quilts of Valor will be awarded during a special ceremony. The time of this event will be announced soon.
Be sure to attend Sun City’s Veterans Day event in the morning, and then come on out to San Gabriel Park for our event to honor the greatest generation of heroes!
Tuesday, November 12 – Friday, November 15th
GISD SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS will be organized throughout the week. Over 1,500 students will have an opportunity to learn about our US and Texas flag history, our wars, and branches of the military and first responders during their field trips to the Field of Honor®. They will also enjoy an interactive panel discussion with veterans and first responders, meet some K9s, and participate in activities to learn about our history. The Williamson Museum will provide educational presentations from their “Traveling Trunk” shows that will teach as well as entertain students. Every student will also receive a pocket Constitution of the Unites States of America.
ISDs and charter schools that are interested in participating may contact Richard McVay at: email@example.com to schedule a time to take the students to the field. There will be reserved parking provided for school busses.
We also encourage Field Trips from Assisted Living communities and other groups who would like to take in the glory of Old Glory! Contact Richard McVay at: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
On Friday, November 15th at noon there will also be a Rotary Multi-Club meeting in the event tent. Rotarians from District 5330 are encouraged to attend and bring a veteran or first responder guest. Reservations are required. Further information will be posted here soon!
Saturday, November 16th
Plan to attend the 3rd ANNUAL PATRIOTS BALL from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the Sheraton in Georgetown. Further information will be posted soon, but for now, SAVE THE DATE! You don’t want to miss it! REALLY!
Sunday, November 17th
Come to the Field of Honor® and pick up your flags between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Our wonderful volunteers will help you locate it and will remove it from the post. Be sure to take the flag, pole, and rebar! Meanwhile, we will be cleaning up and our tent and viewing platform will come down as well.
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HONOR OUR HEROES WITH A FLAG!
Purchase flags online to dedicate to your heroes! New this year: Adopt a Local Hero and K9 flags!
RE-POST YOUR FLAG FROM LAST YEAR!
REMEMBER TO BRING BACK YOUR FLAG(S) FROM LAST YEAR beginning on Saturday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. We will re-post your flag for a $20 donation per flag and we will provide a new dedication tag for each flag. Please be sure to bring the whole assembly – flag, pole, and finial (gold topper) and the rebar if you have it all. Please be sure that your flag(s) is/are in PERFECT condition. We cannot re-post worn or tattered flags.