SCHEDULE CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER!
PLEASE NOTE! Wednesday, November 13th:
The Field of Honor sales desk opened at 9:00 a.m. Closing time is at 5:00 p.m. due to weather conditions. Check back for daily schedule updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS WILL RESUME AS SCHEDULED BEGINNING 11/13, WEATHER PERMITTING.
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. Keep checking back for updates!
Remember that all events are subject to weather conditions.
TELL US YOUR STORY with ROOTS STORY STUDIOS!
There will also be a “Tell us Your Story” tent on various days and times at the Field of Honor® where Sydney Decker, owner of ROOTS STORY STUDIOS will be available to conduct a free 15-minute video interview with our heroes, and will later send a copy of the interview to the veteran or their family afterwards. This is priceless oral history! Perfect for families to add to their genealogy records or just to preserve treasured memories! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity! Check the schedule for days and times this will be available.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
Friday, November 8th, 2:00 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
Our Partner, 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. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to honor a veteran!
KIDS! You get to walk with the Chick-Fil-A Cow!!
BENEFICIARIES FROM THE SERTOMA HONOR WALK:
Blue Star Moms/Gold Star Moms and Heroes Night Out
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 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. there will be a Veterans and 1st Responder Resource Expo, fabulous static displays from Fort Hood, Camp Mabry, the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, our wonderful Police, Fire, Sheriffs and WILCO Emergency Response units, and more! Climb into a real Abrams Tank, a Paladin Tank, a Bradley Tank, or an M88 tank, and other vehicles provided by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association! Talk to soldiers who will provide details about these vehicles!
ROOTS STORY STUDIOS will be open for Veterans and First Responders to tell their stories from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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. The Devil Dog Fly-overs (begin at about 1:40), followed by a grand entrance by the Patriot Guard Riders! Experience a majestic Parade of Colors accompanied by music from Fort Hood’s legendary 1st Cavalry Band, the Award Winning Georgetown Eagles High School Marching Band, real live canons and muskets (using black powder), and so much more!
Confirmed Food Trucks include Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ, Artisan’s Embers Pizza, Sugar Mommys and Scoops!
Monday, November 11th – VETERANS DAY – 2:00 P.M.
Come one, come all! Walk among our breathtaking flag display that honors all veterans that have served, or currently serve our country! View the field from the 16 foot platform to take in the majesty of the whole field.
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 at 2:00 p.m.
WWII and Korean War Veterans (and/or their families): Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the veteran, branch of service, and war(s) served. WWII and Korean War Veterans who attend and provide this information in advance will be recognized during the tribute and will receive a personalized certificate of appreciation. Please also include the number of family members or friends that will attend this event with their veteran(s).
ROOTS STORY STUDIOS will be open for Veterans and First Responders to tell their stories from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
At 3:30 p.m. Quilt of Valor presentation will be conducted immediately following the tribute. VETERANS: If you wish to receive a Quilt of Valor, please contact Michelle Bailey at Poppy’s Quilt n’ Sew at 512-863-6108 to find out how to request one through the Quilt of Valor Foundation. This must be done no later that November 1 in order to have a Quilt of Valor presented at the Field of Honor on Veterans Day.
Be sure to attend Sun City’s Veterans Day event at 11:00 a.m., and then come on out to San Gabriel Park for our WWII and Korean War Tribute event to honor our heroes and to participate in the WWII and Korean War Tribute at 2:00 p.m.!
Tuesday, November 12 – Friday, November 15th
GISD SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS will be organized throughout the week. Over 1,200 students will have an opportunity to learn about our U.S. 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.
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 majesty of Old Glory! Contact Ray Barron at: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
ROOTS STORY STUDIOS will be open for Veterans and First Responders to tell their stories on Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, November 15th ~ 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
ROTARIANS!! You are invited to a Rotary Multi-Club lunch meeting in the Field of Honor® event tent.
Rotarians from all clubs are invited to attend and bring a veteran or first responder guest.
Reservations are required! Seating is limited.
$15 per person (open seating) or $120 per table of eight (table reserved upon receipt of your paid reservation). DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF RESERVATIONS: NOV 11, 2019
Click below to download and print your reservation
Mail your reservations and check to: Carol Hardy, P.O. Box 921, Georgetown, TX 78627 or MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!
Or – Email your name, club name, and number of people attending to: email@example.com
Saturday, November 16th
Plan to attend the 3rd ANNUAL PATRIOTS BALL ~ BOOTS N’ BLING from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the Sheraton in Georgetown. Dinner, dancing to the music of the Porch Turtles, a fabulous live and silent auction with something for everyone, and a great guest speaker (to be announced soon) will make for a wonderful evening! Only $100 per seat!
ROOTS STORY STUDIOS will be open for Veterans and First Responders to tell their stories from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17th
Come to the Field of Honor® and pick up your flags beginning at 9:00 a.m. Be sure to check in first at the flag station in the tent. Our wonderful volunteer docents will help you locate your flag(s) and will remove it/them from the post(s). Be sure to take the flag, pole, and rebar!
Be sure to use #gtxfieldofhonor when you share your photos on Facebook or Instagram!
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HONOR YOUR HEROES WITH A FLAG!
NEW THIS YEAR! Purchase flags online to dedicate to your heroes! New this year: Adopt a Local Hero and Service 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 9:00 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.