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Danville, VA 2019

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June 14July 4

Main Street & Memorial Drive Danville, VA

June 14 – July 4, 2019
Main Street & Memorial Drive, Danville, VA 24541

The Rotary Club of Danville brings River City’s 5th Annual Field of Honor® flag display to the Danville Community as over 1,000 flags will fly creating a stunning panorama of red, white & blue.  On June 14th area residents will be able to greet Old Glory on its 242nd Birthday Anniversary, and one day short of three weeks later we celebrate the 343rd year of American Independence.  These 21 days between Flag Day and Independence Day are the perfect time to honor those who have become heroes in our lives. Read More…


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The Rotary Club of Danville brings River City’s 5th Annual Field of Honor® flag display to the Danville Community as over 1,000 flags will fly creating a stunning panorama of red, white & blue.  On June 14th area residents will be able to greet Old Glory on its 242nd Birthday Anniversary, and one day short of three weeks later we celebrate the 343rd year of American Independence.  These 21 days between Flag Day and Independence Day are the perfect time to honor those who have become heroes in our lives.

This formation honors the Stars and Stripes, which is the great symbol of our shared values, hopes & aspirations while recognizing the contributions of personal heroes who have added to our national flag’s meaning through their positive impact. Whether honoring a teacher, a minister, a grandparent or a friend, each flag represents an individual and tells a story. Sponsor a flag to fly to honor an individual who has touched your life. This is the perfect opportunity to recognize our heroes and to let the entire community know the impact that these heroes have had.

This 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.

This formation honors the Stars and Stripes, which is the great symbol of our shared values. It 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.

As visitors to Danville’s previous events will remember, a Field of Honor® display is an experience hard to describe but not to be forgotten. We invite all to walk with us among the ordered rows of flags. The display is open to all without charge. Don’t miss it!

Benefiting Charities:
Danville Little League
Danville Family YMCA

Hosted By:
Danville Rotary Club

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Jack Morning
Fundraiser Chair: Dan Angell
PR Chair: John Haynsworth
Field Coordinator Chair: Allen Smith
Committee Member: Charles Abercrombie
Committee Member: Brian Wilson


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In the News

In The News

Danville’s Field of Honor up for Flag Day

WBDJ 7
DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) – It’s a symbol that’s not taken for granted in America.

“It means freedom, it means, all of the people that have served in the past and died for this country and the dedication that people have given over the years.”

The flags are fun for younger ones to look at.

“I think there’s like 9,000 of them or something,” said one visitor to his younger sister.

 

Field of Honor pays respect to veterans and first reponders on the Southside

13 News
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — Our veterans and first responders put their lives on the line each day to keep us safe. Unfortunately, many of them don’t return home.

The Danville Rotary Club has sponsored a Field of Honor for the past five years, honoring veterans and first responders in the community by placing flags with the names of local heroes along Memorial Drive. Nearly 800 flags line the street, each has a special meaning.

 

Dozens gather for Field of Honor closing ceremony in Danville
WSLS10
Danville’s Field of Honor is now officially closed for the year. A closing ceremony was held Tuesday afternoon. The field is made up of hundreds of American flags, with each one representing a local veteran or first responder.

‘Field of Honor’ ceremony salutes heroes in Dan River Region
GoDanRiver.com
Nearly 1,000 American flags were placed on near the Dan River on Memorial Drive, and dozens of residents came to pay their respect. Police officers, firefighters, first responders, the military and other local heroes were celebrated Tuesday at the closing ceremony for the “Field of Honor” sponsored by the Danville Rotary Club.

American flags retired at Field of Honor ceremony in Danville
ABC 13
The Danville Rotary Club officially retired most of its American flags at the Field of Honor Tuesday at a closing ceremony. More than 1,000 American Flags have been waving near the Dan River at the corner of Memorial Drive and Main Street since June 14th, which is Flag Day.

Danville Rotary recognizes service members with ‘Field of Honor’
WDBJ7
If you’ve driven in downtown Danville the past few days, you’ve probably noticed a field of American flags. The Danville Rotary Club calls it the Field of Honor. Ahead of Flag Day, this Wednesday, hundreds of flags are placed in the ground to recognize service members and first responders.

‘Field of Honor’ flags pay patriotic tribute to Danville heroes
GoDanRiver
Danville is honoring firefighters, first responders and other local heroes this month near the White Mill property with hundreds of Americans flags. The “Field of Honor” is sponsored by the Danville Rotary Club and features more than 1,000 American flags to honor local heroes.

Field of Honor: Flags on display to honor local heroes
ABC 13 – WSET
Hundreds of American flags are on display in Danville to honor and remember hometown heroes. It’s called the Field of Honor. The Rotary Club of Danville has been putting hundreds of flags on display for three years now. They are hoping to have more than 1,000 this year.

Annual Danville flag display honors military, first responders
WSLS 10
The city of Danville is once again honoring local service members and first responders. The annual Field of Honor has been set up along the Dan River at the corner of Memorial Boulevard and Main Street. Ahead of Flag Day, which is June 14, dozens of American flags are placed in the ground.

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Start:
June 14
End:
July 4
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Danville – Open Area
Main Street & Memorial Drive
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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