What is the Field of Honor®?
Hosted by THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN, TX FOUNDATION, the Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of over 1,200+ full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags, that honors and benefits military (past and present) and first responders. The Rotary Club of Georgetown’s signature event will take your breath away as the flags wave in unison. Each flag is available for purchase and dedication in honor of veterans, active or reserve duty military, first responders, K9 Units, and Equestrian heroes! Flags can also be designated to the POW/MIA section of the field or you can “Adopt a Hero.” This dramatic tribute exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” on the part of our heroes. It is FREE to visit the Field of Honor® that is open to all 24/7 throughout the week of the event.
Flags can be purchased and dedicated for a donation of $45 each. Reposted flags in perfect condition are $20 each. Pick up your flag(s) during designated times on the second weekend, or they can be shipped for you for $10 per flag. If you wish to ship your flag(s), be sure to designate them as such at the time of purchase.
Remember that repost flags must be in perfect condition to be flown on the field. They must be inspected at the field prior to being posted. A new dedication tag is created with an updated location on the field so it can be easily found.
NEW THIS YEAR! Bring a laminated 5 x 7 photo of your hero for each flag purchased. Our docents will attach your photo(s) to your flag(s) at no charge. You may also include a story on the back of the photo about your hero so that visitors can read a bit about them and feel the gratitude for their service.
This year, the 7th Annual Field of Honor® will take place on the field behind the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning at 507 E. University Ave. in Georgetown, courtesy of the Georgetown Independent School District (GISD). San Gabriel Park will be completing the final phase of renovation this year, and we will return to the park in 2024 with about 3 to 4 times the space!
The 2023 Field of Honor® will once again offer the grand OPENING CEREMONY: A CELEBRATION OF HEROES on Sunday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m., complete with two dynamic KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, music from the 36th INFANTRY BAND, Camp Mabry, dramatic FLYOVERS by the Devil Dog and the Falcon Flight Formation Team, and displays of MILITARY VEHICLES, FIRE ENGINES, A POLICE VEHICLE, K-9 DEMONSTRATIONS, and MUCH MORE!!
The Quilt of Valor ceremonies, the “Dear Hero Station,” student field trips, Village Elementary Children’s Choir, a presentation by GUEST SPEAKER, GARY POWERS JR., a screening of the BRIDGE OF SPIES movie, and other exciting events will take place throughout the week. Of course, the amazing VETERANS DAY CEREMONY will take place on November 11 at 11:00! Visit the Events page frequently to see updated information on all events and displays between now and November. And be sure to order your tickets to the Central Texas Philharmonic Patriotic Pops Concert that will take place on November 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Klett Center for Performing Arts. A link to purchase your tickets is on the EVENT page.
If you have a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports Veterans and/or First Responders, and would like to be considered to hold an event our tent or on the field during the week of the Field of Honor®, please CONTACT US!
MISSION OF THE FIELD OF HONOR®
The Mission of the Field of Honor® is to HONOR and BENEFIT past and present military, first responders, and their families, to INSPIRE patriotism and pride in our flag and its heritage, to EDUCATE our youth that visit during school field trips and to the event, and to UNIFY our communities in peacefully and respectfully honoring our flag, our country, and those who defend us.
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU to our valued sponsors, our amazing committee, community partners, and to all the great volunteers that make it possible to have such a meaningful tribute to our heroes!
THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN FOUNDATION IS A 501(c)3 NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE IRS VERIFICATION LETTER.
The Field of Honor® is a Central Texas event that is exclusively licensed through the Colonial Flag Foundation.