THANK YOU to all who attended the 2020 Field of Honor®! It was a huge success in spite of COVID restrictions.
Mark your calendars for the 2021 5th Annual Field of Honor® – November 6th through the 14th!
This year, we hope to once again offer the grand OPENING CEREMONIES, complete with displays of TANKS and other Military equipment, FIRE ENGINES, SWOT VEHICLE, K-9 DEMONSTRATIONS, an EXPO, MUSIC, and MUCH MORE on Sunday, November 7!! We also expect to be able to have the Honor Walk by SERTOMA, Quilt of Valor ceremonies, tributes, displays, and other exciting events, all subject to the COVID-19 status, of course.
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 last year!
WHAT IS THE FIELD OF HONOR®?
Hosted by THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN, TX, the Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of up to 1500+ full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags, that honors military (past and present) and first responders.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown’s signature event will take your breath away. Each flag is available for purchase and dedication in honor of veterans, active or reserve duty military, K9 Units, and first responders. AND NEW THIS YEAR…EIAN UNITS! This dramatic tribute exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” on the part of our heroes.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN FOUNDATION IS A 501(c)3 NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE IRS VERIFICATION LETTER.
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, and first responders.
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
The net proceeds from the Field of Honor® FLAG SALES directly benefit veteran and first responder related non-profit organizations.
Beneficiaries are selected through a grant application process. Applications will be available for the 2021 Field of Honor® beginning July 2021.
In 2020, $32,500 was awarded to Beneficiaries and Affiliates!
The 2020 Major Beneficiaries were:
R.O.C.K. Ride on Center for Kids
Additional donations were also be awarded to the following organizations:
BLUE STAR MOTHERS
HONOR FLIGHT AUSTIN
TEAM RWB, FORT HOOD
USO FORT HOOD
VFW POST 8587
Also, in 2020, 17 non-profit organizations that qualified as “Affiliates” enjoyed the benefit of revenue sharing from flag sales that they generate. Visit the AFFILIATE page to learn more about participating!
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.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE FIELD OF HONOR
FLAGS FOR K9 HEROES
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, and discussions are underway to add an EQUINE HERO section as well!
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, and K9 Heroes. 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 14 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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