As during seven past years, the Dennis Field of Honor® display of 400 U.S. flags will honor those who have worn the military uniforms of the United States while serving to defend our freedom at home and around the world. This year we have new additional heroes to honor who have placed their own lives in danger in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Medial professionals, police, firefighters and essential workers have joined together to care for the sick, comfort the dying and support us all during times of quarantine, lock-down and social distancing.
Sponsored by AMVETS Post 333 and the Dennis Field of Honor® committee, the display offers Cape residents the opportunity to dedicate a flag in honor of a chosen hero while supporting AMVETS programs that benefit veterans. Proceeds will benefit Emerald Hollow Therapeutic Riding Center and Heroes in Transition.
Dedicated flags will be retained by sponsors at the conclusion of the event to be presented, flown or kept as a memento of the display.
It is hard to describe the experience of seeing hundreds of flags flying on the Cape’s magnificent setting. Those who have visited the Dennis Field of Honor® posting of the Stars & Stripes in past years know of the event’s amazing impact, and first-time visitors have a great experience awaiting them. There will be no charge to visit the Field of Honor® display, and all are invited to walk with us through the ordered rows of flags. This is an event not to be missed.
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Events Honoring Our Veterans and Military Members
The Dennis Field of Honor® Committee is excited to host the 6thAnnual Dennis Field of Honor® posting the Stars and Stripes on Cape Cod. More than 350 U.S. flags will fly in an impressive panorama of red, white and blue. As in prior years posted flags will honor military, veterans, and personal heroes. More Information:https://www.healingfield.org/dennis18
Field of Honor returns to Dennis Nov. 9-12
The sea of flags will wave over Johnny Kelley Park located on Old Bass River Road in South Dennis Nov. 9 – 12. Each of the hundreds of flags will honor personal heroes, ranging from active armed forces, veterans, police officers, firefighters or one’s own personal champion.
Cape Cod events to honor veterans on holiday weekend
Cape Cod Times
Friday through Sunday, with dedication ceremony at noon Sunday; Johnny Kelley Recreation Area, Old Bass River Road, South Dennis; hundreds of 8-foot-tall flags honor personal heroes, ranging from active military personnel and veterans to police officers and firefighters to community volunteers. Hosted by Baker-Xiarhos AmVets Post 333 of Cape Cod, benefiting Operation Delta Dog and Emerald Hollow Therapeutic Center.
Dennis to Host Field Of Honor Again
The 5th annual Field of honor will be held at Johnny Kelley Park in South Dennis November 10-12. There will be countless American flags in tribute to our military, veterans, first responders, and anyone an attendee wishes to honor. The program allows communities to come together, generates awareness and raises funds to support a host of local causes.
Cape Codder Runs Marine Corps Marathon for Vets Group
A former Barnstable High School student-athlete represented a Cape Cod veterans organization last month in Washington when she finished the Marine Corps Marathon. Margaret Cobb, a Centerville resident, was sponsored by the Field of Honor committee, the group that organizes the annual Field of Honor flag display in Dennis at Johnny Kelley Park.
Field of Honor returns to Dennis for Veterans Day
Many Americans have been watching Ken Burns’ PBS documentary “The Vietnam War,” perhaps recalling how they watched it live on the nightly news 50 years ago. But for Ken Archambault it was more than a vicarious experience. He was reliving his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967-78 flying medical evacuation helicopters for the 1st Cavalry Army. He was 20 years old.
Emerald Hollow Therapeutic Center, Inc.
Heroes in Transition, Inc.
The Dennis Field of Honor Committee
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair/PR Chair: Brian J. Hawkesworth
Co-Chair: Vincent M. Fontaine III
Treasurer/Fundraiser: Shawney L. Carroll
PR Chair: John Johnson
Program Chair: William F. Casey
Volunteer Chair: Kenneth Archambault
Committee Member: Marcel L’Etoile
Committee Member: Michael Mahoney
Committee Member: Charles D Carroll
Committee Member: Dennis R Milan
Committee Member: Robert Antoncecchi