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Bedminster, NJ ~ Field of Honor® 2021

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May 22July 11

3055 River Road Bedminster, NJ

May 22nd – July 11th, 2021
River Road Park/Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921

The historic Jacobus Vanderveer House and the Stars & Stripes have shared roots stretching back to the American Revolution, which identify the location as an ideal site for Bedminster’s 6th Annual Field of Honor®.

Two centuries ago thirteen red and white stripes stood for the union of thirteen British American Colonies that created the United States of America and thirteen white stars in a blue field symbolized the union they created.  When Major General Henry Knox made the Vanderveer House his headquarters he displayed this flag, and the thirteen stars have grown into fifty while one flag flying over the Vanderveer House has multiplied into an inspiring formation of two hundred flags honoring modern heroes. This tribute to military, veterans and personal heroes draws the community together in a celebration of freedom.

Everyone is invited to walk with us among the ordered rows of U.S. flags so that the mature may honor and remember, and the youth may learn & gain appreciation. The Bedminster display is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. You can show your support and gratitude by sponsoring a flag or making a donation at https://jvanderveerhouse.org

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In The News

Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House display ‘Field of Honor’ 2021
NJ.COM

Updated Jun 08, 2021; Posted Jun 08, 2021

Field of Honor at the Jacobus Vanderveer House, May 27, 2021
More than 200 flags are on display in the field next to the Jacobus Vanderveer House in Bedminster, Thursday, May 27. The Field of Honor is visible from Route 206 and honors the military, veterans and first responders. It is on display through July 11.Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House are hosting the 6th Annual Field of Honor through July 11. Each year, to honor active military, veterans and first responders, the Jacobus Vanderveer House displays 200 American flags in the field next to the house, visible from Route 206.

A statement released by the Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House read, “Given our historical connection to General Henry Knox and the Pluckemin Cantonment, the first Military Training Academy in the United States, we feel privileged to demonstrate honor and respect for the flag and the men and women throughout our history who have fought to defend it.”

The community is invited to purchase or sponsor a flag and dedicate it to “their own hero.” Dedications will be included in the program and website. Flags are $60 to purchase or $40 to sponsor. All flags include a dedication that will be listed in the event program. For more information, go to https://jvanderveerhouse.networkforgood.com/events/29212-6th-annual-field-of-honor.

Flags also can be purchased at Bedminster Town Hall or at the Bedminster Farmers Market on June 19, June 26, or July 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

As part of the Field of Honor Display, there will be a community celebration on Saturday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the event which will include a performance of patriotic music by the Whitehouse Wind Symphony at noon. The event also will include a blacksmith demonstration by Billy Barrett, spinner demonstration by Mayra Petretti, lace-making demonstration by Lois Macknik.

The Jacobus Vanderveer House is located at 3055 River Road in Bedminster.

 

Bedminster Will Have A Field of Honor With 200 Flags

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BEDMINSTER, NJ — Bedminster is honoring its military with the 6th edition of the Field of Honor, coming to town July 10.

Organized by the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House, it will be a display of 200 American flags. The display will be visible from Route 206.

Flags Still Available for Field of Honor This Year Memorializing Bedminster Police Sgt.
TAPinto.net
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House is hosting the display of 200 American flags in the north field of River Road Park along Route 202/206 in …

Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum’s 4th Annual Field of Honor

Crossroads of the American Revolution
4th Annual Field of Honor
Flag Display, July 1-8

The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum are hosting the 4th annual Field of Honor® at River Road Park in Bedminster to celebrate our great nation, pay tribute to the service men and women who have preserved our freedom, and honor loved ones.

200 American flags will be available for dedication and displayed in the North Field of River Road Park in Bedminster beginning Sunday, July 1.

Public Invited on Sunday to Field of Honor and Picnic at Vanderveer House in Bedminster
TAPinto Somerset Hills
A Community Picnic & Field of Honor® open to the public is scheduled to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, at the historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, River Road Park, 3055 River Road, in Bedminster.

Community picnic for holiday on Sunday at Bedminster park
NJ.com
On Sunday, July 2, the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will welcome Congressman Leonard Lance, local officials, veterans, West Point alumni and the public to a community picnic, featuring a Field of Honor(r) display of 200 3′ x 5′ American flags, at River Road Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hundreds of American flags will be at this park on July 4
NJ.com
A field of 200 American flags will be the centerpiece of a community picnic on July 2 near the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum. During the Independence Day celebration, the public can walk through the Field of Honor, which pays tribute to men and women who have served the nation, according to a news release.

Community Picnic, Featuring Field Of Honor® And Live Music, Sunday, July 2, In Bedminster’s River Road Park
TAPinto Basking Ridge
On Sunday, July 2, the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum will welcome Congressman Leonard Lance, local officials, veterans, West Point alumni and the public to a community picnic, featuring a Field of Honor® display of 200 3’ x 5’ American flags, at River Road Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends of Vandeveer House to host ‘field of honor’ in Bedminster park
The Messenger Gazette
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will host the 2nd Annual Field of Honor in Bedminster’s River Road Park to celebrate our nation’s independence, honor loved ones, and pay tribute to men and women who have served our country.

‘Field of Honor’ returns to Bedminster
The Bernardsville News
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will host the second annual “Field of Honor” at River Road Park to celebrate America’s independence, honor loved ones and pay tribute to men and women who have served the nation.

Annual ‘Field of Honor’ planned at Bedminster park
New Jersey Hills
BEDMINSTER TWP. – The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House (JVH) will host the township’s third annual “Field of Honor” at River Road Park …

Field of Honor July 2-11 in Bedminster
New Jersey Hills
The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will host Bedminster’s 3rd Annual Field of Honor from Monday, July 2, through Wednesday, July 11, at River Road Park. The tribute … For questions about the Field of Honor® or purchasing a flag, email info@jvanderveerhouse.org or call (908) 396-6053.

Field of Honor July 2-11 in Bedminster
New Jersey Hills
The tribute will celebrate America’s independence and honor service men and women with a display of more than 200 American flags in the north field ..

2016 Stories

Field of Honor flags fly in Bedminster
NJ.com
American flags raise up as the wind blows and children play between the 200 flags on display in the Somerset county field. The Field of Honor by Bedminster Charities is a community project to remember others and raise money for charity.

Field of Honor at Picnic in Bedminster
MyCentralJersey.com
Jake Clark, 12, of Bedminster, hangs a tag on the flag his family has sponsored honoring, “All the veterans who served” at the Community Picnic and Independence Day Celebration at River Road Park in Bedminster, featuring the 7-foot tall Field of Honor, made up of 200 3′ X 5′ American Flags on July 3, 2016.

Jacobus Vanderveer House Museum’s 3rd Annual Field of Honor Community Picnic
Crossroades of the American Revolution
3rd Annual Field of Honor
Flag Display, July 2-11
Community Picnic, July 8 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
The Field of Honor® is a community project of remembrance, and an expression of humanity and patriotism.
Over 200 American flags will be available for adoption and displayed on the grounds from July 2–11. On Saturday, July 8, join us for a picnic on the grounds of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, featuring live music and food & beverage available for purchase.

Benefiting Charities:
Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House

Hosted By:
Friends of Jacobus Vanderveer House

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Kristina Poggi

Details

Start:
May 22
End:
July 11

Venue

River Road Park
3055 River Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921 United States
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