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Danville, VA ~ Field of Honor® 2021

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June 14July 4

Main Street & Memorial Drive Danville, VA

June 14 – July 4, 2021
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 our first responders and essential workers.  The Rotary Club of Danville offers area resident the opportunity to honor and thank heroes who have earned our gratitude.

This display of 800 flags 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.  Do not miss it!

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Event Sponsors

 

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In The News

In The News

Field of Honor returns to Danville, honoring essential workers and other hometown heroes 2021
WSET

by Kaicey BaylorMonday, June 15th 2020

Field of Honor returns to Danville with 600 flags installed by Memorial Drive. (WSET)
Field of Honor returns to Danville with 600 flags installed by Memorial Drive. (WSET)
DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — Danville is honoring their hometown heroes from the past and present with the ‘Field of Honor.’

About 600 flags are installed at the field off Main Street and Memorial Drive.

This year, you can purchase an American flag to honor healthcare workers serving the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Danville Rotary Club sponsors the Field of Honor and says it’s important to remember those keeping the community safe.

You can also honor first responders, military personnel and other heroes in your life.

“It’s just our way to support,” said Jack Morning, the Field of Honor Chair for the Danville Rotary Club. “We have a slogan this year ‘Flying freedom in the face of adversity’ and that’s this was all about.”

This is the 6th year the Club has sponsored the Field of Honor.

You can purchase a flag for $40.

Field of Honor returns to Danville, honoring essential workers and other hometown heroes.
WSET
About 600 flags filled the field off Main Street and Memorial Drive. This year can purchase an American flag to honor healthcare workers serving the …

Danville Rotary Club displays flags to honor personal heroes
WFXRtv.com
(WFXR) — Beginning Sunday, the Danville Rotary Club will fly numerous American flags to honor personal heroes in its sixth annual Field of Honor …

Field of Honor returns to Danville, honoring essential workers and other hometown heroes.
WSET
About 600 flags filled the field off Main Street and Memorial Drive. This year can purchase an American flag to honor healthcare workers serving the …

Danville Rotary Club displays flags to honor personal heroes
WFXRtv.com
(WFXR) — Beginning Sunday, the Danville Rotary Club will fly numerous American flags to honor personal heroes in its sixth annual Field of Honor …

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 reponde13 Ners on the Southsidews

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.

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

Benefiting Charities:
YMCA
Scholarships for Graduating Seniors at 7 Local Schools

Hosted By:
Rotary Club of Danville

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Jack Morning
Co-Project Chair: Sam Saunders
Fundraising Treasurer Chair: Jack Morning
P.R. Chair: John Haynsworth

Details

Start:
June 14
End:
July 4

Venue

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