Save the date! November 6 through 14, 2021!
2021 FIELD OF HONOR® ACTIVITIES AND EXHIBITS
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 grand opening ceremonies, large static displays, and other tributes are being planned (subject to Pandemic status, of course). There will be lots of activities and wonderful things to see and do at the field this year.
Up to 1,700 flags will fly, and there will be volunteers and docents available to take flag orders and repost your flags from prior years throughout the week. There will also be exhibits and activities to enjoy all week in our tent.
NEW FLAG purchases, will be available for sale online on June 1!
REPOSTING of your previously purchased flags, and Field of Honor® COLLECTIBLES will be available at the Field in November.
HERE’S WHAT IS HAPPENING DURING THE 2020 FIELD OF HONOR®
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 has held 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! This year, it will be placed front and center to get a full view of 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.
Tell Your Story with ROOT STORY STUDIOS!
The “Legacy Tent” will be back this year on various days and times throughout the week 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 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 Tent 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 to let adults and kids of all ages write encouraging notes to heroes you don’t know, but who will be delighted to receive your note knowing that someone cares about them! Kids can also draw a picture for them or make a card! These messages will either be sent to the places of deployment throughout the world to be given to soldiers, or they will be given to local first responders if addressed to them. This is something the whole family can do to uplift the spirits of those who are near and far that selflessly serve and protect us.
Flag Retirement Ceremonieswill be held most evenings at the Field of Honor® (subject to weather).The American Heritage Girls and the Boy Scouts willconduct these respectful and solemn ceremonies. Drop off your tattered flags at Mel’s Lone Start Lanes or at the Field of Honor® to be properly and honorably retired.
School Field Trips!
Local students will have an opportunity to participate in a Field Trip, either a virtual environment or at the Field to learn about our U.S. and Texas flag history and the Revolution, courtesy of Williamson Museum. Students will also interact with military members, some of whom will be joining in from deployment duty stations around the world, and with first responders. Every student will receive a pocket Constitution of the United States of America, courtesy of State Representative, Terry Wilson. The determination of whether the Field Trips will be virtual or in person will be made as we find out how the school district will be managing students and teachers regarding the COVID pandemic.
More to come!
EVENT SCHEDULE will be posted here as we confirm each offering. Stay tuned! Enjoy a few photos below from prior Field of Honor® events!
School Field Trips are fun and educational!