Traffic traveling along Millrace Drive you will see an explosion of red, white & blue beginning on September 4th as the Rotary Club of Forest posts 1000 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 4th Annual Field of Honor®, which is again hosted by the Rotary Club of Forest. Last year’s display brought organizers, volunteers and community visitors together in tribute to our Health Care Heroes, First Responders, Fallen Service Men and Women, Activate-Duty Military and our Veterans who 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. It is our time to show our gratitude and 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.
This is an event not to be missed.
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FOREST, Va. (WSET) — The community came together at the Field of Honor to remember the people killed on 9/11 and to honor first responders and veterans.
Forest Rotary brings back Field of Honor with 1,200 American flags
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FOREST, Va. – The Forest Rotary Club brought back its Field of Honor event along Graves Mill Road near Lynchburg, , helping the community heal and saying, “Thank you.”
There’s 1,200 American flags spread out on the healing field.
Field of Honor: Sgt. Brian Smith
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Head of Lynchburg Police Department’s Tactical Unit Sgt. Brian Smith joined the program live from Forest Rotary Club’s Field of Honor to talk about training day at the Field of Honor, what the requirements are and what common situations arise in a tactical unit. He also shares his September 11th experience as a firefighter: the loss of his father as well as community support in the aftermath of 9/11
Field of Honor: Gary Hostutler
VA Talk Radio Network
Live from the Field of Honor at ACS on Graves Mill Road: Gary Hostutler with the Rotary Club of Forest joined the program to talk about how the field is going this year as well as looking ahead to next year. He also shares some moving and heartwarming moments they have experienced while honoring the heroes at the Field of Honor
People are encouraged to pull over, stop and pay their tributes.
The flags are made possible through donations and sponsorships of local organizations, as well as family members of the first responders and veterans.
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Rotary Club in Forest set up the Field of Honor to recognize the sacrifices made by first responders and service members from World War I through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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.
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.
Lynchburg Area Veterans Council, Inc.
Society of St. Andrews
Rotary Club of Forest
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Gary Hostutler
Co-Project Chair: Renae Adrian
Fundraiser Treasurer Chair: Debbie Cebry
Public Relations: Laura Dooley
Volunteer Chair: Shannon Shaw
Field Coordinator Chair: Bob Naujelis