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Danville, VA ~ 6th Annual Field of Honor® 2020

June 14July 4

Main Street & Memorial Drive Danville, VA

June 14 – July 4, 2020
Main Street & Memorial Drive, Danville, VA 24541

We recognize members of our armed forces serving at home and around the world as heroes, and certainly those who sacrificed their lives defending our nation qualify as heroes.  We also name police, fire and emergency medical technicians as our heroes.  Now, amid the dangers and extreme conditions created by pandemic, COVID-19 heroes have expanded to include medical professionals and many categories of frontline service providers.  The Rotary Club of Danville offers area resident the opportunity to honor and thank heroes who have earned our gratitude.

Flags may be sponsored in tribute to individual heroes, and tags attached to each sponsored flagstaff identifies the person honored.  At the conclusion of the event, sponsored flags may be picked up by sponsors to retain and display as mementoes of the Field of Honor® display of 2020.

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.

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 visit the inspiring display of the Star & Stripes. The display is open to all without charge. Don’t miss it!

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Danville’s Field of Honor up for Flag Day

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
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
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’
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
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
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
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.

We’ll post news stories about the event here as they are published. CLICK HERE for some of the latest national NEWS stories.

Event Location

Benefiting Charities:
Danville Rotary Club

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


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Main Street & Memorial Drive, Danville, VA 24541
Main Street & Memorial Drive
Danville, VA 24541 United States
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