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 (subject to Pandemic status, of course). 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 is already working to bring back the following events that we had prior to the pandemic:
Nathan Chapman Honor Walk
In collaboration with the Field of Honor®, The Sertoma Club of Georgetown will hold the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk. Let’s make the 2021 event a huge success!
Opening Ceremonies: A Celebration of Heroes
A spectacular opening ceremony along with static displays of military tanks and vehicles from Fort Hood, cannons from the Sons of the American Revolution, Police, Sheriff, EMS, SWAT, and other tactical vehicles, K-9 demos, the Resource Expo, a B-25 Devil Dog fly-over, dignitaries, marching bands, Patriot Guard Riders, and much more!
Grab your cameras and bring some tissues!
Once again, the 16-foot Observation Deck is being provided by our sponsor, K-TEK! Get a full view above the awe-inspiring flags on the field. Our thanks to K-TEK 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.
Additional exhibits will be added as they are confirmed.
The “Legacy Center” 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 about November 1.
The “Dear Hero” Station will be provided again 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.
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.
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.
NEW THIS YEAR! There will be CLOSING DAY EVENTS on Saturday, November 13, both during the day and in the evening. Fun, family friendly events for all day, and then an evening event in the tent for the “big kids.” Stay tuned for more information as the plans unfold!
More to come!
The Event Calendar will be posted here as soon as we confirm each offering. Stay tuned!