Save the date! November 7th through the 15th, 2020!
2020 FIELD OF HONOR® EVENTS
We are happy to announce that the 4th annual Field of Honor® will be held again this year as planned at San Gabriel Park! 1,700 flags will fly, and there will be volunteers and docents available to take flag orders throughout the week. There will also be a few displays to enjoy all week in our tent. Be sure to wear your masks as they will be required at the field, and social distancing is a must. All precautions are being taken to maintain safety for all. The Rotary Club of Georgetown’s wants to keep everyone safe in the midst of this unprecedented pandemic.
HOWEVER, due to COVID-19, the decision had to be made to cancel all major events related to the Field of Honor® this year, such as the fabulous Opening Ceremonies, the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk, the planned concerts, student field trips, and the wonderful Patriots Celebration.
THE FLAGS WILL STILL FLY! We encourage everyone to visit!
FLAG and SWAG sales will be available ALL WEEK at the Field of Honor® from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the tent. Proper sanitizing of each station will take place. Masks must be worn by all who visit the field and we ask everyone to maintain social distancing to help keep everyone safe. Thank you for your cooperation!
We ask all who purchase flags to pick them up on Sunday, November 15th. We are working on a plan for curbside pick-up. Check back for further information as we get closer to the Field of Honor®.
Please do thank all our event partners who have worked hard to offer these events that must now be suspended for this year.
The MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART (MOPH) will display the TEXAS FALLEN mini-wall throughout the week in the tent. Our thanks to MOPH for providing this moving display. Don’t miss it!
Tell Us Your Story with ROOT STORY STUDIOS!
The “Legacy Tent” will be back this year on various days and times 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 interview with our heroes! She will send a copy of the interview to the veteran, first responder, or their family afterwards.
This is priceless oral history! Perfect for families to add to their genealogy records or just to preserve treasured memories! Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity! Check the schedule for days and times this opportunity will be available.
Saturday, November 7th
8:00 a.m. – Nathan Chapman Honor Walk SUSPENDED FOR 2020 In its 3rd year of collaboration with the Field of Honor®, The SERTOMA Club of Georgetown will hold the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk beginning at the event tent. Check back here in September to register!
The City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Program THE ARTWORK WILL BE HELD IN THE TENT; HOWEVER, THE MUSIC COMPONENT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE VIA VIDEO LINK AND/OR YOUTUBE The Georgetown Arts and Culture Program is partnering with the Georgetown Rotary Club’s Field of Honor® to bring healing arts programs to veterans and military service members during the Field of Honor®! The artistic programming offered in collaboration with the Field of Honor® features a music component, Storytelling Through Music, which is a collaboration between Georgetown’s veteran assistance organization, Resilient Me, and Austin Classical Guitar. This music component includes adapting hand-written stories and poems by veterans into lyrics and set to music by professional musicians from Austin Classical Guitar. The music will be performed by a vocalist and accompanied by a guitarist from Austin Classical Guitar and a veteran pianist. The artistic programming will also feature the artwork produced at mask making workshops and will be displayed on a Faces of Honor Wall at the Field of Honor® in November, and at the City Hall Gallery from October-December 2020. A third element will be a service dog themed public art mural designed by a veteran/military service member artist and selected through the Arts and Culture board public request for proposal. This is all provided through a grant to the City of Georgetown from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Sunday, November 8th
2:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies: A Celebration of Heroes SUSPENDED FOR 2020 Join us for the spectacular opening ceremonies 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, the Legacy Tent – Tell us Your Story booth, dignitaries, marching band, Patriot Guard Riders, and much more!
4:00 p.m. – Central Texas Philharmonic Orchestra – Field of Honor® Concert at the Klett Performing Arts Theater. SUSPENDED FOR 2020
Monday through Friday, November 9 – 13 – School Field Trips SUSPENDED FOR 2020 Local students will have an opportunity to learn about our flag history, wars, branches of the military, and this year….. they will also meet COVID-19 Heroes! Every student will receive a pocket Constitution of the United States of America, courtesy of State Representative, Terry Wilson.
Friday, November 13th
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Rotary Club of Georgetown Club Meeting: A Tribute to Honor Our Heroes – TO BE HELD VIA ZOOM The weekly Rotary Club of Georgetown meeting will be held in the event tent at the Field of Honor®. This year’s program will be dedicated to honoring our COVID-19 heroes. All Rotarians and their guests are welcome! Registration is required. Information on how to register will be available beginning September 15th!
5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Patriots Celebration – SUSPENDED FOR 2020 Join us at Reunion Ranch for the culminating “Boots and Bling” event of the Field of Honor® to celebrate heroes, award the Rotary Club of Georgetown’s Patriot of the Year, enjoy a great meal and kick up your heels to the music of a great band!
Sunday, November 15th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – FLAG PICK-UP DAY! Pick up your flag(s) at the Field of Honor®! Remember that flags MUST be picked up by 5:00 p.m. Bring back your flags (in perfect condition) to be reposted next year for a donation of only $20.
NOTE: Flags not retrieved become the property of the Rotary Club of Georgetown.
Quilt of Valor presentations will be held during the Field of Honor® week. Please check back for specific dates and times. If you, or someone you know that served in the military would like to receive a Quilt of Valor, please contact Michelle Bailey at Poppy’s Quilt n’ Sew at 512-863-6108 to find out how to request one through the Quilt of Valor Foundation. This must be done no later that November 1 in order to have a Quilt of Valor presented at the Field of Honor®.
School Field Trips are fun and educational!