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Burlington County, NJ Field of Honor® 2020

May 23May 30

86 Union Street Medford, NJ

May 23 to May 30, 2020
Freedom Park, 86 Union Street [Old Marlton Pike], Medford, NJ 08055

This inspiring and memorable display will draw together residents of Burlington County to honor the heroes who have touched our lives and served our community and our nation.

Beginning on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and lasting all week until Saturday, May 30th, visitors to Medford’s Freedom Park will be greeted by a sea of full-size American flags fluttering in the breeze. Arranged in perfectly symmetrical rows, each one will have been sponsored by a resident or business in honor of a hometown hero: perhaps a family member who gave their life in service to our nation; perhaps a first responder who saves lives and touches our community every day, or maybe a beloved family member or friend who currently wears a uniform to keep our nation safe.

This patriotic panorama of red, white and blue is hard to describe, but once experienced, will not be forgotten.

The Burlington County Field of Honor® display will bring together corporate and individual sponsors, volunteers and community leaders, all through the work of Medford Sunrise Rotary Club and Burlington County Field of Honor®.  The Burlington County Field of Honor®  will be adjacent to where the war memorials are located and where dedication ceremonies will be held on Memorial Day.

Medford Sunrise Rotary is part of a global network of business and community leaders dedicated to community service, elimination of hunger, disease and suffering, and to peace. “The global Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” exemplifies the brave men and women whom we will be honoring on the Burlington County Field of Honor®,” said Susan Miller, Medford Sunrise Rotary president for 2019-20. “The men and women who serve as first responders in all weather and conditions; the people in military uniforms who serve today by putting our country first, and our heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice when their nation called them into service—these are our heroes who are living examples of Service Above Self.”

Members of the community are invited to sponsor a 3ft x 5ft American-made flag that will fly on an 8-foot flagpole and to dedicate that flag in honor of a person of their choosing. Medallions naming those heroes will be affixed to a flag and will be reachable during the display from a central directory.  After the 2020 Burlington County Field of Honor has ended, sponsors are invited to pick up their personalized commemorative medallion.

Corporate sponsors will be given significant exposure for their generous support of The Burlington County Field of Honor® display, along with several flags which will also fly naming heroes of their choice.

“We owe so much to those who gave their lives to the cause of freedom,” said event chair David C. Forward.  “We recently remembered the heroes in our communities with the centennial of the Armistice after World War I and the 75th anniversary of D-Day. But the Field of Honor will celebrate the contributions made by ALL those who served–and currently serve–our nation in uniform. Military, police, first responders, these are the hometown heroes that you can honor with a flag dedicated to their service.”

Any proceeds remaining after the 2020 Burlington County Field of Honor® has ended will be given to charities, with a special focus on those that serve veterans and advocate peace.

For further details, please contact one of the Medford Sunrise Rotarians named below.

Benefiting Charities:
Medford Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Hosted By:
Medford Sunrise Rotary Club
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: David C. Forward
Project Co-Chair: Dan Dempsey
Fundraising Treasurer Chair: Dan Padden
Public Relations Chair: Susan Miller

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New president at Medford Sunrise Rotary
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Susan Miller was recently sworn in as president of Medford Sunrise Rotary for the 2019-20 term. Kevin Frenia, who served as president for the 2018-19 term, presented the presidential pin at a recent meeting.

Medford ‘Field of Honor’ to be on display at Freedom Park for week of Memorial Day of the latest national NEWS stories.

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Medford ‘Field of Honor’ to be on display at Freedom Park for week of Memorial Day
MEDFORD >> Medford Sunrise Rotary Club is planning for the Medford Field of Honor®, a display that will draw together residents of Medford and Burlington County to honor the heroes who have touched lives and served the community and the nation. Beginning on Saturday, May 25 and lasting through Memorial Day weekend until Saturday, June 1, visitors to Medford’s Freedom Park will be greeted by a sea of American flags fluttering in the breeze. Arranged in symmetrical rows, each one will have been sponsored by a resident or business in honor of a hero: a friend or family member who served in the military or gave their life service; perhaps a first responder who saves lives and touches the community every day; or maybe a beloved family member or friend who currently wears a uniform to keep the nation safe.

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Start:
May 23
End:
May 30
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Venue

Freedom Park
86 Union Street
Medford, NJ 08055 United States
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