THANK YOU to all who attended the 2020 Field of Honor®! This year’s event was a huge success in spite of COVID restrictions. Please mark your calendars for the 2021 Field of Honor® – November 6th through the 14th!
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to our valued sponsors, our amazing committee, and to all the great volunteers that made it possible to have such a meaningful tribute to our heroes this year!
Check back in soon for more information about the grants to our Field of Honor® beneficiaries and for opportunities to be on the committee or to volunteer for the 2021 events!
If you were unable to pick up your flag and tag on the 15th, you can contact David Kellerman at Mel’s Lone Star Lanes on November 23rd and 24th to make arrangements to pick it up.
Learn all about the Field of Honor®
The 2020 Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of 1700+ full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags, hosted by THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN, TX. that honors military, first responder, and this year, COVID-19 heroes.
Up to 1,700 flags will be displayed all week, and flag purchases, reposts, and dedications will be available from November 7 through November 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.!
In its fourth year, the Rotary Club of Georgetown’s signature event will present up to 1,700 flags that will take your breath away. Each flag is available for purchase and dedication in honor of veterans, active or reserve duty military, K9 Units, or first responders. This year we will also honor heroes from the COVID-19 Pandemic! This tribute exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” on the part of our heroes.
The Mission of the Field of Honor® is to HONOR and BENEFIT Active and Reserve Duty Military, Veterans, 1st Responders, and COVID-19 Heroes, 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, 1st responders, and COVID-19 heroes.
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
The net proceeds from the 2020 Field of Honor® FLAG SALES directly benefit veteran, first responder, and COVID-19 related non-profit organizations.
Beneficiaries are selected through a grant application process.
The 2020 Major Beneficiaries are:
R.O.C.K. Ride on Center for Kids
Donations will also be awarded to the following organizations:
BLUE STAR MOTHERS
HONOR FLIGHT AUSTIN
TEAM RWB, FORT HOOD
USO FORT HOOD
VFW POST 8587
Additionally, 17 non-profit veteran and first responder organizations that have become “Affiliates” enjoy the benefit of revenue sharing from flag sales that they generate. Visit the AFFILIATE page to learn more!
THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN FOUNDATION IS A 501(c)3 NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE IRS VERIFICATION LETTER.
The 2019 Beneficiaries were awarded a total of $42,500. They were as follows:
AUSTIN DOG ALLIANCE: HOUNDS FOR HEROES
HEROES NIGHT OUT
MUSTANG HERITAGE FOUNDATION
THE 100 CLUB OF CENTRAL TEXAS
VETERANS SUICIDE PREVENTION CHANNEL
Prior FIELD OF HONOR® Beneficiaries include: VFW Post 8587, Veteran Outdoors, Honor Flight Austin, R.O.C.K., TADSAW, and the Georgetown Police and Fire Departments.
MULTIPLE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS HAVE ALSO BENEFITTED FROM OUR AFFILIATE REVENUE SHARING BY PROMOTING FLAGS SALES! SEE THE AFFILIATE PAGE TO LEARN MORE!
Flags for K9 Units
In 2019 we added a K9 flag section to honor Service Dogs and their handlers with a dedicated flag! Our 4-legged friends and their handlers deserve recognition too! We will continue offering this section in 2020!
Already bought flags for your heroes, or don’t know anyone to whom to dedicate a flag? You can also “adopt-a-hero” by purchasing a flag or several flags for any branch of the military, first responders, K9 Units, and COVID-19 Hero organizations. The flags with your dedication tags will be sent to the respective branch of service or organization leadership following the event to be awarded to deserving heroes. That is truly meaningful to those who serve that did not have a flag personally dedicated to them. ADOPT-A-HERO TODAY!
You can also become a sponsor, purchase and dedicate flags in bulk quantities, 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.
Major Sponsorships 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 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID: 47-1521617 Click HERE to view or download a copy of the IRS verification letter.
100% of the funds for flag purchases go directly to veteran and first responder beneficiaries.
To donate funds that will be designated directly to our veteran, first responder, or COVID-19 beneficiaries, please purchase “Adopt-a-Hero” flags or make a donation designated to flags. Or, you can send a check to: Rotary Club of Georgetown, attn: Carol Hardy, P.O. Box 921, Georgetown, TX 78627-0921. Be sure to write “Adopt-a-Hero Flags” on your check in the memo line.
Please also consider making an additional donation designated to Rotary Club of Georgetown projects.
Pick Up the Flags you Purchase!
Pick up flag(s) you purchase on the last day of the event – November 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. You may re-post your flags from Saturday, November 7th to Saturday, November 14th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (or when it gets dark). See the FLAG SALES AND REPOST page for more information.
ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN, TX
The Rotary Club of Georgetown has a membership of 120+ members that commit to the motto of Service Above Self, and who 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!
For more information about the Rotary Club of Georgetown, TX, please visit our website at: www.georgetownrotary.org
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