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.
The Field of Honor® Committee has already organized the following events:
Nathan Chapman Honor Walk
Saturday, November 6, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. In collaboration with the Field of Honor®, The Sertoma Club of Georgetown will hold the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk. Registration information will be posted here soon!
Opening Ceremonies: A Celebration of Heroes
Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a spectacular opening ceremony and processional, along with static displays of military tanks and vehicles from Fort Hood, cannons from the Sons of the Texas Revolution, Police, Sheriff, EMS, SWAT, and other tactical vehicles, K-9 demos, a Veterans Resource Expo and Job Fair, a B-25 Devil Dog fly-over, TAPS and 21-Gun Salute, dignitaries, marching bands, Patriot Guard Riders, a special tribute to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood as they celebrate their 100th Anniversary, and much more!
Symphonic Salute – A Patriotic Pops Concert Honoring our Nation’s Veterans
Sunday, November 7, 2021 – 4:00 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)! Ticket information will be posted here soon!
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.
NEW! Family Fun Day and Picnic!
Saturday, November 13, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy fun family activities at the Field of Honor®. Face painting, a Corn Hole Tournament, great music, a kids parade through the flags, and more will provide a great day of patriotic fun for the whole family! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy a picnic! This event is subject to weather conditions, of course.
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 1500 lighted flags. Stay tuned for more exciting details as the plans unfold!
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!
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.
Visit “HERO” the Horse from R.O.C.K. – A statue that honors veterans created by a local artist will be displayed all week.
NEW! A Field of Honor® Photography Exhibit will display Field of Honor® photos from top professional photographers. Vote on your favorite!
NEW! Watch talented local artists 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 their family afterward. 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.