Rotary Club of Georgetown Brings the 'Field of Honor' to Central Texas

GEORGETOWN - The Rotary Club of Georgetown will host its first annual Field of Honor in Central Texas in cooperation with the City of Georgetown. 

Field of Honor, presented by Don Hewlett Chevrolet and Sports Clips, will pay tribute to valued veterans, active and reserved military, first responders, and personal heroes during the week of Veterans Day, from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12. 

Over 1500 full sized U.S. flags will be posted at San Gabriel Park's activity field, with each flag being purchased by individuals in tribute to a veteran, military member, first responder, or their own personal heroes.

The event is a week to not only honor all of those who serve, but also as an opportunity to educate. 

Visitors to the field will enjoy a display of all the American flags throughout history, and will be moved by the sections that pay tribute to those who earned the highest military honors and to those who paid the ultimate price, according to a press release. 

Events among the week are:

•        Opening and closing ceremonies
•        A Patriot’s Ball to honor local veterans and first responders
•        A Patriotic Chalk Walk provided by local artists
•        Local school kids will take field trips to learn about our flag’s history
•        A free Patriotic Concert
•        A Marine’s Birthday event
•        Boy Scouts will provide a Flag Retirement Ceremony

Proceeds made from The Field of Honor will be used to benefit local veterans, first responders, and their families. The fundraiser will support providing service dogs to veterans with PTSD, or others who may need a service dog. 

All donations go to the Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information, visit the event website.

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