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Greenville, NC ~ Field of Honor® 2021

September 9November 13

105 E. First Street Greenville, NC

September 9th – November 13th, 2021
Greenville Town Common 105 E. First Street Greenville NC 27858

Recognizing heroes is a Greenville tradition that goes back to the city’s naming in 1786.  General Nathaniel Greene emerged from the American Revolution as the hero of the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia, and when he died in 1786, Greenville was named in his honor.  In years, decades and centuries since countless heroes have created and shaped the city, state and nation.  The Greenville Noon Rotary understands the importance of honoring heroes that their deeds not be forgotten.  What better way to honor our heroes than by displaying the Stars & Stripes wherein their heroism emerges as part of the flag’s meaning.

While our military and veterans come quickly to mind, heroes appear in many forms.  Men and women who defend our nation in far flung battlefields have earned our honor, and they are joined by a long list of heroes including police, firefighters, paramedics, teachers, mentors, and the list continues.

Greenville’s 4th annual Field of Honor® event again brings this inspiring and memorable display of U.S flags to the Coastal Plain and Tidewater hub of the metro area.  Drawing organizers, volunteers and visitors to the display together to recognize, remember and honor our heroes.  The greatness of America is created by the numberless acts of those who become our personal heroes, and it is fitting to honor them with the display of a U.S. flag.

The Greenville Field of Honor® display is a gift to the greater Greenville community made possible by efforts of dedicated volunteers. Please support this worthwhile event by sponsoring flags in tribute to your heroes, by volunteering to help and through contributions.

The Field of Honor® display may be visited without charge; bring families and friends. This is an experience hard to describe but not to be forgotten. Don’t miss it.

Thank You

Event Sponsors

 

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In The News

In The News

Rallying around the flag: Delayed by pandemic, Field of Honor flies again
Greenville Daily Reflector
Today, Rotary clubs and other organizations host hundreds of displays across the country to give people a chance to fly flags to honor their heroes. The …

July 30 Community News
Greenville Daily Reflector
The annual Field of Honor, sponsored by Greenville Noon Rotary, is scheduled for Aug. 8-Oct. 3 at the Greenville Town Common, 105 E. First St.

Memorial Day: Some traditions persist, others postponed due to pandemic

Field of Honor
Over the last couple of Memorial Day holidays, hundreds of American flags waving alongside the Tar River have become a common sight in Greenville. But the 2020 Field of Honor will crop up later in the year due to coronavirus.

Girl Scouts come together for Flag Day ceremony
Friday is National Flag Day!

The 242nd anniversary and one group is celebrating in a special way.

WNCT’s Kara Gann takes us to the Field of Honor in Town Common Park where local Girl Scouts held a ceremony earlier today.

Part of Greenville Town Common becomes ‘Field of Honor’
WNCT9
Flag are lined up in Greenville’s Town Common as part of a special memorial called the “Field of Honor.”
It’s meant as a way for the community to come together to honor the heroes in their life.
Volunteers inserted the poles and then individual flags, making 500 separate memorials.

Volunteers prepare for flag fundraiser
The Daily Reflector
Volunteers from the Greenville Noon Rotary Club gathered at the Town Common Wednesday to begin planning out the location of hundreds of American Flags.

Greenville Noon Rotary Club holds ‘Field of Honor’ at Town Common
ABC News Channel 12
GREENVILLE, Pitt County — The Greenville Noon Rotary Club is trying a unique approach to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

How to buy a flag for Field of Honor
ABC News Channel 12
he Greenville Noon Rotary Club is hosting its first-ever “Field of Honor” event for Memorial Day. There’s at least 400 flags on display at Town Common and you can purchase one for display.

Benefiting Charities:
Greenville Noon Rotary Club

Hosted By:
Greenville Noon Rotary Club

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Stephen Walsh
Co-Project Chair: Steve Callendar
Fundraising Treasurer Chair: Randy Hobbs

Details

Start:
September 9
End:
November 13

Venue

105 E. First Street
105 E. First Street
Greenville, NC 27858 United States
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