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Lynchburg, VA~ 6th Annual Field of Honor®2024

September 7September 21

6 Millace Dr Lynchburg, VA

Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc.
6 Millrace Drive,
Lynchburg, VA 24502
September 9th – 23rd, 2024


Traffic traveling along Millrace Drive will see an explosion of red, white & blue beginning on September 7th as the Rotary Club of Forest posts 1,100 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 6th Annual Field of Honor®, again hosted by the Rotary Club of Forest.

Field of Honor® flags flies to honor the men and women who have and are defending our nation worldwide. 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 and, 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 also to 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 donating.

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4th annual Field of Honor display coming to Lynchburg in September
ABC 13 News
by Daniel Palm Thursday, July 1st 2021

The Forest Rotary Club puts on the display every year with 1,000 U.S. flags that pay tribute to American Heroes, past and present. (Credit: Daniel Palm/WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — The fourth annual Field of Honor will be on display in Lynchburg in September.

The Forest Rotary Club puts on the display every year with 1,000 U.S. flags that pay tribute to American Heroes, past and present.

They will kick off the event at Automated Conveyor Systems on September 4.

An opening ceremony will follow on September 5.

The Forest Rotary Club puts on the display every year with 1,000 U.S. flags that pay tribute to American Heroes, past and present. (Credit: Daniel Palm/WSET)

The club will also have a 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Memorial Tribute with a special presentation.

“It will include a flyover of four World War II Texan Planes in the missing man formation,” Gary Hostutler, Rotary Club of Forest member said. “So that will be flying over this area.”
Individual flags will honor our Healthcare Workers, First Responders, EMT’s, Fire Fighters, Police, Active-Duty Military, Veterans & those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms.

Rotary members from Forest will be at Automated Conveyor Systems daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., where they will usher visitors throughout the Field of Flags and offer individual flag sponsorship.

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Admission is free to the public but you can honor your hero by purchasing a flag in their honor here.

The Field of Honor has enabled the Rotary Club of Forest to donate over $60,000 to local service organizations that assist individuals and families in need.

Since they began working on The Rotary Club of Forest Field of Honor, the Club has directly benefited over 30 local service organizations and special projects.

The display will continue through September 18.

Rotary Club of Forest stakes third annual ‘Field of Honor’
Those flags are flown to honor those in the military, law enforcement or for … “So every flag in this field is tagged – that it is either flying during this …

Community remembers 9/11 victims at Field of Honor
abc 13 news
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 
10 News Working for you

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 
VA Talk Radio Network
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

1,200 American flags placed in field to honor veterans and first responders
ABC 13 News

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.

Field of Honor remembers those who served

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.

Field 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

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.

Benefiting Charities:
Rotary Club of Forest

Hosted By:
Rotary Club of Forest

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Renae Adrian
Fundraiser Treasurer Chair: Debbie Cebry
Public Relations: Mike Lewis
Volunteer Chair: Shannon Shaw
Field Coordinator Chair: Bob Naujelis


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