2021 Field of Honor® Events
Events, Exhibits, and Activities Information
We are happy to announce that the 5th annual Field of Honor® will be held again this year at San Gabriel Park! Major events, such as the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk by Sertoma, the fabulous Grand Opening Ceremonies, large static displays, and other special tributes are being planned. There will be lots of exhibits, activities, and wonderful new things to see and do at the field this year.
NEW THIS YEAR! THE VIETNAM TRAVELING WALL!
The Rotary Club of Georgetown is pleased to announce that the 2021 Field of Honor® will include the “Cost of Freedom” American Veteran Traveling Tribute (AVTT). The emotional display includes the 80% replica of the Vietnam Wall and 82 additional panels that pay tribute to Veterans of all other US wars and conflicts AVTT is a nationally recognized, Veteran owned and operated small business. The tribute has been part of more than 300 events across the United States over the last 15 years. The display has been generously funded by the Hood Endowment – Round Rock Community Foundation, Suddenlink by Altice, and Rotarians George Lourigan of Federal Savings Bank, Judge Billy Ray Stubblefield, Joseph and Michele Cuteri, and Tom Howard.
Join us beginning at 8:00 a.m. on November 5 to watch or help set up the Wall and the 1500 U.S. flags and other displays!
The Field of Honor® Committee has also organized the following events:
Nathan Chapman Honor Walk
Saturday, November 6, 2021 – Onsite registration at 8:00 a.m. The Walk begins at 9:00 a.m. The Sertoma Club of Georgetown will hold the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk in collaboration with Heroes Night Out and the Blue Star Moms.
CLICK HERE for further information and to register online today!
Marine Corp Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. The WilCo Marine Corps League Detachment 1022 will hold their Marine Corps Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony in the event tent! All are welcome! There is cake for all who attend…. until it is all is gone!
Opening Ceremonies: A Celebration of Heroes
Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All day starting at 10:00 a.m., bring the whole family and your friends and neighbors to enjoy static displays of military tanks from Fort Hood, cannons from the Sons of the Texas Revolution, Police, Fire, Sheriff, EMS, SWAT, and other tactical vehicles, K-9 demos, a Veterans Resource Expo and Job Fair. Enjoy a spectacular opening ceremony and processional beginning at 1:00 p.m. that includes a B-25 Devil Dog fly-over,,TAPS and 21-Gun Salute, dignitaries, marching bands, Patriot Guard Riders, and, a special tribute to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood as they celebrate their 100th Anniversary! The USO will be there to provide refreshments and to share the USO story! Food trucks, displays in the tent, and of course, the awe-inspiring flags and the Traveling Vietnam Wall will be a part of this unforgettable day. This is all FREE! Join us!
Symphonic Salute – A Patriotic Pops Concert Honoring our Nation’s Veterans
Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In collaboration with the Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation’s Field of Honor®, the Central Texas Philharmonic will present a spectacular patriotic pops concert at the Klett Performing Arts Theater (just down the street from our Field)! Purchase your tickets while they last!
Five hundred (500) FREE tickets have been reserved for Veterans and active duty military. Veterans and Military can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the ticket registration form. Proof of military service (DD-214 or Military ID) will be required to pick up tickets at the door.
Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, November 11, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. On Veterans Day, we 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. This ceremony will take place following events at the Veterans Memorial in Sun City. Additional programming will be posted as we confirm the events of the day.
Multi-Club Rotary Meeting
Friday, November 12, 2021 – 11:45 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Calling all District 5870 Clubs and all Rotarians! The Rotary Club of Georgetown invites you to attend the Multi-Club Rotary Meeting at the Field of Honor® at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, TX. Reservations are required as there is limited seating. During the program, we will honor all who are Veterans or First Responders, so please bring a guest that can be recognized. Our reservation page with further information will be open October 1.
Patriots Celebration BBQ
Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 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! Dance the night away to the sounds of the Tumbleweed Hill band against the backdrop of the 1,500 lighted flags. Stay tuned for more exciting details as the plans unfold! Contact us if you would like to donate a raffle item.
A link to purchase tickets is coming soon!
Quilt of Valor Ceremonies
Quilt of Valor Ceremonies will take place during the week, courtesy of Poppy’s Quilt n’ Sew. Specific dates and times will be posted soon. Meanwhile, for those who qualify for these quilts, please contact Michelle Bailey at Poppy’s Quilt n’ Sew in Georgetown to apply for a quilt.
Exhibits and Displays – all week long!
Grab your cameras and bring some tissues! Enjoy various exhibits and displays, both in the tent and on the Field!
Once again, the 16-foot Observation Deck is being provided by our Sponsor, K-TEC! Get a full view above the awe-inspiring flags on the field. Our thanks to K-TEC for providing it!
Visit the Rotary Club of Georgetown Information Center to learn about Rotary and the many humanitarian projects and peace initiatives provided worldwide and right here in Georgetown. Find out how you too can become a member of this amazing Club that hosts the Field of Honor® each year!
A Painted Flag on the Field, provided by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, will be an amazing sight at the forefront of the sea of flags flying in honor of our heroes.
The Wall of Honor display of the fallen Williamson County heroes from Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011) will be provided in the tent courtesy of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 1919.
NEW! A Field of Honor® Photography Contest and Exhibit will display Field of Honor® photos from both professionals and amateurs! Renowned photographer, David Valdez, will select the top photos to be displayed on a screen in the tent throughout the week. The Rotary Club will select the top photo that will be used as the program cover for the 2022 Field of Honor® Keepsake Program. More details will be provided here soon!
NEW! Watch talented local artists LIVE as they paint beautiful patriotic scenes that will be auctioned during the Patriots Celebration BBQ closing event!
Additional exhibits will be added as they are confirmed.
The “Legacy Station” will be back this year at the Field of Honor® where Sydney Decker, owner of ROOT STORY STUDIOS and commentator of the Hipp Radio Station will be available to conduct a free 15-minute video or audio interview with our heroes! She will send a copy of the interview to the veteran, first responder, or to a designated family member after the event. This is priceless family history! Perfect for families to add to their genealogy records or just to preserve as treasured memories! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity! Reserve your time to tell your story! The Legacy Center schedule will be determined closer to the opening date of the Field of Honor®. Check back mid-October 1 to make your reservations.
The “Dear Hero” Station will be provided again 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 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! Local students will have an opportunity to participate in a Field Trip 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. Every student will receive a pocket Constitution of the United States of America, courtesy of State Representative, Terry Wilson.
Senior Citizen Field Trips! Residents of various 55+, assisted living, and independent living residences will have the opportunity to board a bus to visit the Field of Honor® each day from Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be available and volunteers will be available with golf carts to take people to their purchased flag(s), the Vietnam Wall, the historical flags of the United States and Texas, and other assistance as needed.