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Jacksonville, FL ~ Field of Honor® 2023

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November 10, 2023November 12, 2023

610 E. Bay Street Jacksonville, FL

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***Flag Pick-Up Information***
Flag Pick-Up location is the USS Orleck; 610 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Flag Pick-Up times are from 9:30am – 10:30am and 5pm – 7pm
on Sunday, November 12.

If flags are not picked up during these times, they will be donated back to our field.
Thank you for your support!

November 10th – 12th, 2023
610 East Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Creating an awe-inspiring panorama, United States flags will fly in a solemn formation at USS Orleck during November of 2023. This stirring display of 325 flags will bring the community together in a patriotic tribute to honor our heroes. Each U.S. flag represents an individual and tells a story. Flags may be sponsored to honor fallen servicemen and women, Vietnam Veterans, and Korean War Veterans. This unique event is the perfect opportunity for all of us to remember and honor our many heroes. “Honoring those that died from the area while the USS Orleck was in commission” is the perfect theme for this year’s event.

The Stars & Stripes reminds us of who we are as a people. Americans meet the challenges of history and overcome hardships becoming stronger. That is just who we are. The United States flag represents our solidarity in creating a brighter tomorrow and uniting us all.

This moving 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 is an experience hard to describe, but never to be forgotten. We invite all to visit the Jacksonville Field of Honor® patriotic display and walk with us among the posted flags.  Additionally, the display will raise funds for the Exchange Club Family Center and JAX Naval Museum.

The display is open to all without charge. Don’t miss it!

Thank You

Event Sponsors

Logos for Sponsorship banners and website are required by October 12th.

Please send to Tom Clift at tclift59@comcast.net


Stars and Stripes Sponsor


Patriot Sponsor


Independence Sponsor


Community Sponsor

Field Gallery

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Opening Ceremony
10-10:30 AM
Location on the Pier (Add the address of the event)
All welcome to attend

Top Deck Event

Program Description
This is a proud day to be supporting the Jacksonville Healing Field where members of the community are honoring the deceased heroes in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts with an American Flag. Many of you purchased one of the 360 flags bringing the community together in a patriotic tribute to honor our veterans. These are service members that listed NE Florida as their home.

We appreciate the special occasion that this is, that you and all of us are sharing now. Take a moment to walk through the field and think about those that lost their lives so we can be standing here today. Those that fought with valor so we can have the freedoms we share and the ideals can live on that represent what makes this country so great. We hope as you look at this from the downtown area, across the river, during the parade, the run, or on your way to the Jaguars game – we all remember those that lost their lives so we could be here today.

“In honor and remembrance of…”


Program Hosts

Exchange Club of Jacksonville


Exchange is a group of men and women working to make Jacksonville a better place to live through selected community service projects, learning more about Jacksonville from our weekly guest speakers, and joining in the camaraderie and spirit of service that forms the basis of Exchange.


We meet at 12:00 PM on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Terra Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse. Located at 4483 Southside Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32216.


3 Pillars of Service

  1. Americanism
  2. Youth Programs
  3. Community Service

National Program of Service – The Prevention of Child Abuse

Naval Museum


Benefiting Charities:
Charity Programs of The Exchange Club of Jacksonville

Hosted By:
The Exchange Club of Jacksonville
JAX Navel Museum

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Chance Owen
Co-Project Chair: David Ledbetter
Fundraiser Treasurer Chair: Steve Rawlins
Fundraising Chair: Jennifer Johnson
Public Relations Chair: Chance Owen
Field Coordinator Chair: David Ledbetter

For Volunteer Opportunities Please contact: 

Jennifer Johnson
Office Manager, support Dan Johnson
Southeast Advisor Group

First Coast Group
4887 Belfort Road Suite 109
Jacksonville, FL 32256


November 10, 2023
November 12, 2023
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USS Orleck
610 E. Bay Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202 United States
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