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Daniel Island, SC ~ 6th Annual Field of Honor® 2021

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June 19July 11

130 River Landing Drive Daniel Island, SC

June 19 – July 11, 2021
Field of Honor® located in the lawn across from 130 River Landing Drive, Daniel Island, SC 29492

The Exchange Club of Daniel Island will transform a lawn by River Landing Drive to a sea of red, white and blue as members join with volunteers in posting over 700 United States Flags to honor those who through their actions have added honor to the Stars & Stripes.

The Exchange Club of Daniel Island hosts the 6th annual event to honor heroes who have earned our gratitude.  Flags are sponsored to pay tribute to individuals, and sponsors receive the flags to present to their heroes, fly at home to recognize them or keep a treasured memento of the event. 

Those who have experienced a Field of Honor® display know to expect a touching scene of flags flying to celebrate our heroes. Those who are first time visitors will find that the display must be experienced to be fully appreciated. There is no charge to visit the Field of Honor® display. Please come and bring your family & friends.

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In The News

Daniel Island’s Field Of Honor Pays Homage To Hometown Heroes-2021
Daniel Island NewsThere will be a patriotic wave of American flags flying on the lawn by River Landing Drive from June 19 to July 11. The sixth annual Field of Honor is presented by the Exchange Club of Daniel Island. The display honors hometown heroes with American flags dedicated to inspirational individuals.The sponsored flags cost $25 each and pay tribute to first responders, veterans, armed forces members, medical professionals, cancer survivors, teachers, and personal heroes.

This year the Field of Honor will display over 700 flags. Thirty-one flags will also fly in Guggenheim Park. Sponsors can receive their flags after the event, but many donate the flags back to the Exchange Club for the next Field of Honor.

Jim and Chris McAuliffe are the 2021 co-chairpersons. The couple joined the Exchange Club shortly after moving to Daniel Island as a way to stay in touch with the community.

The event is also an opportunity to acknowledge the upcoming July 4 holiday.

“The Fourth of July is a special holiday and we are blessed to live in this great country. This event allows us to support our community and show the spirit of giving,” Chris McAuliffe said.

The Exchange Club hopes to raise more than $8,000 to benefit Palmetto Warrior Connection, Veterans Matter, One80 Place, and Fisher House Charleston. Last year the pandemic put extra pressure on charities and the money raised will provide much-needed support.

Palmetto Warrior Connection Career Opportunity Manager Susan Googe has seen an increase in veterans’ needs from home repair to medical expenses.

“These situations came about because folks put off major repairs after they got laid off or lost work hours due to COVID,” Googe said. “Some of our older veteran clients took in extra family members who were impacted financially and couldn’t afford to live on their own anymore. And some were hit with medical expenses directly related to COVID — or their family members were — and there wasn’t enough in savings to go around.”

Ken Leslie, founder of Veterans Matter, stressed the importance of remembering those who served.

“The Daniel Island Exchange Club also plants a flag in the ground to remind everyone there are still veterans abandoned on the streets,” he said. “You can honor all veterans by housing another. Since the Daniel Island Exchange Club stood up to help the abandoned veterans, 103 homeless heroes now have a home for the brave in the land of the free.”

Katie Smith, director of annual giving at One80 Place, is grateful for the support they have received.

“One80 Place averted or ended homelessness for 516 veterans last year thanks to the help of the Daniel Island Exchange Club. Many more are in danger of becoming homeless again or for the first time this year,” Smith said. “When you sponsor a flag in the Field of Honor, you are making sure that those who answered the call of duty will have a place to call home. They were there when we needed them. Now it is our turn to be there when they need us.”

For more information, visit healingfield.org/event/danielsislandsc21.

The Daniel Island Exchange Club placed 650 flags on River Landing Drive for a Field of Honor dedicated to honoring hometown heros.
Charleston Post Courier
The Daniel Island Exchange Club placed 650 flags on River Landing Drive for a Field of Honor dedicated to honoring hometown heros.

Flags taken from Field of Honor display at Smythe Park 
The Daniel Island News
Daniel Island’s Field of Honor isn’t getting the honor it deserves. According to the Daniel Island Exchange Club, the organization sponsoring the patriotic exhibition of more than 600 American flags, a dozen flags from the program’s Smythe Park display have been stolen.

DI Exchange Club’s ‘Field of Honor’ starts Sunday along River Landing Drive
The Daniel Island News
If flags told stories, what stories would they tell? Surely, they’d be of heroes all – tales of country, bravery, patriotism, and honor. On Daniel Island again this year, more than 500 American flags will be flying along River Landing Drive, each symbolic of personal stories. The flag display, now in its second year, will be held June 25 to July 8, as part of the “Field of Honor” event sponsored by the Daniel Island Exchange Club (DIXC).

2nd Annual Daniel Island Field of Honor
DanielIsland.com
For two weeks beginning on June 25th, the Exchange Club of Daniel Island will proudly host their 2nd Annual Daniel Island Field of Honor® display of U.S. flags. The Stars and Stripes will stand posted in a memorable panorama of red, white and blue on the grassy lawns of River Landing Park Drive. 500 hundred full sized flags will fly on seven and a half foot flagpoles to honor military, veterans, first responders and other personal and home town heroes.

Celebrate July 3rd & 4th On Daniel Island
The Daniel Island News
Celebrate our country, our freedom, and our nation’s birthday by making Daniel Island the most patriotic town in America. The Daniel Island POA, along with the Exchange Club of Daniel Island, the Rotary Club of Daniel Island and our residents, will turn our beautiful town into a sea of RED, WHITE and BLUE in the coming weeks.

DI ‘Field Of Honor’ Returns This Independence Day!
Daniel Island News
The star spangled spectacle known as the Daniel Island “Field of Honor” is set to take place June 25 – July 8, 2017. This moving patriotic display of hundreds of American flags is hosted by the Daniel Island Exchange Club in conjunction with the Daniel Island Property Owners Association.

Benefiting Charities:
Veterans Matter
Palmetto Warrior Connection
One80 Place
Fisher House Charleston

Hosted By:
Exchange Club of Daniel Island

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair/PR Chair: Jim and Chris McAuliffe

Project Co-Chair: James H. Herzog, Jr.
Fundraising Treasurer Chair: Susan Verner

Field Coordinator Chair: William McArdle
Other: Trey Devereaux

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Start:
June 19
End:
July 11
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130 River Landing Drive, Daniel Island, SC 29492
130 River Landing Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492 United States
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