More than 1500 full-sized American flags will be set up in perfect rows and columns for the week-long event that also features a number of other activities. Check out the website to buy your flag www.GeorgetownTxFieldofHonor.org
The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation proudly presents the first annual Field of Honor® in Central Texas in cooperation with the City of Georgetown. This truly inspiring event will pay 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.
A stunning and emotion-filled display of over 1400 full sized U.S. flags will be posted at San Gabriel Park’s activity field, each flag having been purchased by individuals in tribute to a veteran, military member, first responder, or their own personal heroes. It is a week to honor and express thanks to all who selflessly serve. It is also a time to educate. Visitors to the field will enjoy a display of all the American flags throughout history, and will be moved by the sections for each branch, to those that pay tribute to those who earned the highest military honors, and to those who paid the ultimate price.
The Field of Honor® proceeds will benefit local veterans and first responders and their families. This fundraiser will support providing service dogs to veterans with PTSD (or other need that requires a service dog). First responders and their families will also benefit through organizations that support wounded or fallen officers, firefighters, and their families. This year, Georgetown police officers and firefighters will also receive upgraded tactical vests to protect them against armor piercing bullets.
Some of the proceeds of the Patriots Ball will also help support the many local Rotary projects that benefit our communities such as scholarships, handicap ramps, leadership development for high school and elementary school kids, literacy programs, and much more. All donations go to the Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation, a 501c3 organization.
This event will be enjoyed by the whole community – including the young and the young at heart. All can participate in the various activities throughout the week. This is the first year of a new annual tradition in cooperation with the City of Georgetown. It is an exclusively licensed event in Central Texas through the Colonial Flag Foundation in Sandy, UT. www.healingfield.org.
Among the events of the week are as follows:
Opening Ceremonies ~ Sunday, November 5th, 2:00 p.m.
Patriotic Chalk Walk provided by local artists ~ Begins Sunday, November 5th and continues all week.
Multi-Rotary Club Meeting ~ Monday, November 6th, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. (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, 2050 Rockridge Lane, Georgetown, 6:00 p.m.
The Final Salute: Flag Retirement Ceremony ~ Presented by: Boy Scout Troop 155 Wednesday, November 8th, 7:00 p.m.
FREE Patriotic Concert and Readings of Letters from War ~ Thursday, November 9th, 7:00 p.m.
AMVET Tribute to Vietnam ERA Veterans – ALL WELCOME! Friday, November 10th, (Time TBA)
Patriots Ball to honor local veterans and first responders ~ Georgetown Sheraton Hotel, Saturday, November 11th, 6:00 p.m.
First Responder Day – Sunday, November 12th, sponsored by the Georgetown police and fire departments
Local school kids will take field trips to learn about our flag’s history throughout the week