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Lynchburg, VA ~ Field of Honor® 2019

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September 1September 15

6 Millrace Drive Lynchburg, VA

September 1 – 14, 2019
6 Millrace Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502

This event is located in an open field, volunteers will be onsite from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm however the field of flags is open to the public 24 hours. They will be playing taps at 7 pm every night throughout the event.

Traffic traveling along Graves Mill Road will see an explosion of red, white & blue during the first-half of November as the Rotary Club of Forest posts 1,000 United States flags on the grassy field in front of the Automated Conveyor Systems building and next to Bausch and Lomb’s facility. This striking display of the Stars & Stripes brings Lynchburg’s 2nd Annual Field of Honor® event to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which is again hosted by the Rotary Club of Forest. Last year’s inaugural display brought organizers, volunteers and community visitors together in tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, first responders who rushed to their aid, and the military & veterans who before and since the beginning of the war against terror have risked all to defend and protect us.

Field of Honor® flags fly to honor the men and women who have and are defending our nation around the world. The number of surviving World War II veterans grows smaller each day, and the decades have multiplied since our military served on the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam. In the years since the terrorist attacks of 2001 our military members have fought in the Middle East. With the fall of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, highlighted the sacrifices of first responders reminding us that they too place themselves in harm’s way to also protect us. All these heroes honored the flag and it is fitting that the display of the flag should honor them. It is time to show our appreciation.

At the close of the event, sponsors will retain the flags they dedicated to honor individuals. The Lynchburg 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.

The panorama of red, white and blue is hard to adequately describe, but once experienced it is not to be forgotten. This is especially true as the flags will fly in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is an event not to be missed.

Benefiting Charities:
Rotary Club of Forest Foundation

Hosted By:
Rotary Club of Forest Foundation

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Jeff Kraber
Fundraiser Treasurer Chair: Debbie Cebry
Public Relations Chair: Gary Hostutler
Program Chair: Bryan Pollard
Volunteer Chair: Shannon Shaw
Field Coordinator Chair: Renae Adrian
Web Master: Laura Dooley
Project Manager: Dean Wilson
Committee Member: Laura Tyree

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FREEDOM 

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OLD GLORY

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STARS AND STRIPES

Banker Steel Company
Virginia Business Systems

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RED

Lynchburg Stained Glass

Elks Lodge 321

VED-7-Star-logo-2

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WHITE

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BLUE

Hill City Pharmacy

Kyle W. Wheeler, DDS

Gary Hostetler

AXA Advisors
AMTI Advanced Manufacturing. Design | Prototyping | Production | Logistics
Central Virginia Flooring

Central Virginia Flooring

Foster Electric
Quik-e
Carol's Place
framatome
Ernst Von Brauburgers Craft Burgers & Beer
Trax International
Falwell Corp.
Bulls Steak House
Pearson Equipment
Virginia Moose Association

715

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Field Support Provided By

United Rentals
BH Media Group. A Berkshire Hathaway Company

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In The News
In The NewsField of Honor® returns to Lynchburg for a second year
ABC 13 News
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The Field of Honor® is coming back to Lynchburg this September.

The Rotary Club of Forest is holding this for the second year.
They’re putting the arrangement of 12-hundred US flags at Automated Conveyor Systems on Graves Mill Road.

Last year the Rotary Club helped support numerous first responders and veterans organizations with the funds from the field.

They’re taking flag sponsorships right now– $42 for a single flag in someone’s honor.

Field of Honor® display created for for veterans and first responders
WDBJ7
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – In Lynchburg, a thousand flags — for a thousand heroes. The opening ceremony was located at Automated Conveyor Systems.

On Saturday, members of The Rotary Club of Forest put up 1,000 flags to represent those who have fought for our country.

“We are hoping that this is going to give attention to the patriotism, the service above self, of all of our first responders. We want to honor them and have people think about them. They put their life on the line everyday,” Shannon Shaw, Rotary Club of Forest President, said.

Field of Honor® event unfurls 1,000 American flags in Forest
The News & Advance
The Rotary Club of Forest used the Labor Day weekend to recognize the military, veterans, law enforcement, EMTs, and other first responders with a field of 1,000 American flags.

Nearly 200 people turned out to see the flags, which were planted Saturday and will remain in place until Sept. 15 off of Graves Mill Road.

Though the corresponding event to unveil the Field of Honor® had more overtones of Memorial Day than Labor Day, Rotary Club President Shannon Shaw said September was chosen to remember the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Details

Start:
September 1
End:
September 15
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Website:
https://www.healingfield.org/lynchburg19

Venue

6 Millrace Dr
6 Millrace Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502 United States
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