Westerville, OH – Field of Honor® 2013


May 24 – 27, 2013


In May volunteers will gather to post thousands of United States flags for Westerville’s 5th Annual Field of Honor® display which will again be hosted by the Rotary Club of Westerville Sunrise. This sea of red, white and blue U.S. flags waving in the breeze has become an annual Memorial Day weekend tribute dedicated to our hometown heroes. Meaningful for volunteers and visitors alike, this display will be located at the Westerville Sports Complex at 325 North Cleveland Avenue. Please join us as we walk amid the ordered rows of Old Glory where each full-sized flag waves atop an eight foot white staffs in a stirring formation. Standing amid the flags, we honor our personal heroes – whoever they are… a family member; a friend; a veteran; a member of the armed services; a favorite teacher; a police officer; a firefighter or any other person who has made an impact in our life.


Flags can be purchased for $30 each from the Field of Heroes web site, www.fieldofheroes.org. Flags flown in the Field of Heroes can be picked up after the event or shipped for a small additional fee. Or, alternatively, flags can be designated to be donated at the conclusion of the Field of Heroes weekend to a charitable organization supporting active military, veterans, public safety personnel or their families. For $15, flags can be dedicated and flown in this year’s field, with the flag being returned to the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club for use in next year’s Field of Heroes.


Benefiting Charities:
Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Hosted By:
The City of Westerville OH
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair – Dave Wartel
Co Chair – Larry Jenkins
Treasurer – Heather Linch
PR Chair – Julie Colley
Program Chair – Tom Strasburg
Field Coordinator Chair – Mark Welling
Sales – Pat Knott

Photo courtesy of Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club

Photo courtesy of Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club

2 Comments for this entry

    sierra loyacano
    May 25th, 2013 on 10:58 am

    Is it too late to get a flag for a korean war deceased vet?

    Thanks

    Kevin
    May 28th, 2013 on 3:40 pm

    My family and I were very disappointed that this display closed at noon ON Memorial Day. Because of the inclimate weather, we arrived around 2:00 only to see the display being torn down ON Memorial Day. I think it is reasonable to expect that a Memorial Day display would be avaialable for viewing ON Memorial Day. I think the display is a great thing to teach our children about Memorial Day and what it means. This opportunity was missed.