2022 Field of Honor® Events, Exhibits, and Activities

General Information

The Rotary Club of Georgetown is pleased to announce that the 6th annual Field of Honor® will be held again this year at San Gabriel Park! Major events, such as the fabulous Grand Opening Ceremonies, large static displays, an inspiring Veterans Day program, the Patriots Celebration BBQ, and other special tributes and events are being planned. Join us at the Field anytime, day or night, 24/7 during the week of Veterans Day, from November 5 – 12, and pick up your flag(s) beginning on Saturday, Nov. 12 from noon to 5:00, and on on Sunday the 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

NEW THIS YEAR! We are pleased to announce that the Tunnel to Towers Foundation will have their 911 “NEVER FORGET” 1,100 sq. ft. Exhibit at the Field of Honor® throughout the entire event! Actual FDNY Volunteers will be there to provide tours and their own experience on that tragic day. Exhibit tour hours will be shown here the week before the start of the Field of Honor®. CLICK HERE to see a video about this exciting exhibit!

 Purchase flags for $45 for your heroes every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

To REPOST FLAGS – Bring your flag(s) beginning November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day through November 11 to be inspected and reposted if the flag(s) is/are in perfect condition. Reposting donation is $20.

Activities

The “Dear Hero” Station is provided again this year by Vacation Liberty School for adults and kids of all ages to write encouraging notes to hero(es) they don’t know, but who will be delighted to receive a kind note, knowing that someone cares about them. Kids can also draw a picture or make a card. These messages will either be sent to active duty soldiers or to local first responders along with “Adopt-a-Hero” flags. This is something the whole family can do to uplift the spirits of heroes that selflessly protect and serve, near and far.

Flag Retirement Ceremonies will be held most evenings beginning at 5:30 at the Field of Honor® (subject to weather). The American Heritage Girls and the Boy Scouts will conduct these respectful and solemn ceremonies. Drop off your tattered flags at Mel’s Lone Star Lanes or at the Field of Honor® to be properly and honorably retired. Join us for one of these moving ceremonies to see how Old Glory is respectfully retired.

School Field Trips! GISD students will have an opportunity to participate in Field Trips to the Field of Honor® to learn about our U.S. and Texas flag history, as well as to learn about the Revolution, courtesy of Williamson Museum. Students will also interact with military members, some of whom will be joining in virtually from deployment duty stations around the world, and with local first responders. Tours through the Tunnel to Towers 911 “Never Forget” Exhibit will be a part of their learning experience. Participating students will receive a pocket Constitution of the United States of America upon completing the Field Trip.

Senior Citizen Field Trips! Residents of various 55+, assisted living, and independent living residences will be invited to visit the Field of Honor® at designated times throughout the week. Activity Directors are encouraged to CONTACT US to reserve a time throughout the week to bring their residents to enjoy the Field. We also encourage nominations of veteran and first responder residents for a Quilt of Valor to be presented at the Field when they visit. 

Quilt of Valor Ceremonies will again be presented by Poppy’s Quilt of Valor. Nominate a veteran that has not yet received a Quilt of Valor to participate in this emotional ceremony and to receive a quilt lovingly made by members of the Poppy’s Quilt n’ Sew group. All are welcome to participate in these ceremonies! 

Click HERE to nominate a veteran (even yourself) for a Quilt of Valor. 

 

Opening Ceremonies: A Celebration of Heroes Sunday, November 6, 2022 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., bring the whole family and your friends and neighbors to enjoy static displays of military vehicles from Fort Hood, cannons from the Sons of the Texas Revolution, Police, Fire, Sheriff, EMS, SWAT, and other tactical vehicles, and K-9 demos, 

This is all FREE! Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on and remember to bring your camera or phone. You’ll have lots of opportunities to take fabulous photos! A B-25 Devil Dog flyover will be followed by the Parade of Colors will be held on the field, and the emotion-filled ceremony with music and speakers will begin at 2:00 p.m.!

 

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Friday, November 11, 2022 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

On Veterans Day, against the dramatic backdrop of 1,600+ flags, we will solemnly honor all our nation’s Veterans; those who returned home, and those who did not. The bell will be rung 11 times at 11:11 a.m. in commemoration of the observance of the signed armistice when guns fell silent following World War I, and in honor of those who have served, and currently serve in wars and battles around the world. A flyover by the Falcon Flight team will add to the meaningful experience for all who attend. Please join us in the Event Tent on the field at 10:50 to allow us to begin the program promptly at 11:00.

Patriots Celebration BBQ

Friday, November 12, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Get ready to kick up your heels during the Patriots Celebration BBQ in the heated tent! Great BBQ, entertainment, libations, dancing, auction, raffle, and more! More information and a link to purchase tickets will be coming in September!

Flag Pick Up Days and Times

PICK UP YOUR FLAGS BEGINNING ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, NOON to 5:00 p.m. and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 FROM 9:00 a.m. TO 3:00 p.m.!

PLEASE NOTE: FLAGS NOT RETRIEVED ON THIS DAY BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN. If you cannot arrange to pick up your flag(s), please be sure to request shipping upon checkout.

FOH Opening Ceremony
FOH Opening Ceremony
FOH Opening Ceremony
FOH Opening Ceremony