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Mansfield, MA 6th Annual Field of Honor® ~ 2020

May 16, 2020June 13, 2020

West St. Mansfield, MA

Honoring Military, Veterans & First Responders
May 18 – June 18, 2020

Keach Memorial on West St.

 

Earning strong community support on many levels of benefit, the Mansfield’s 6th Annual Field of Honor® flag display has grown into a cherished tradition in the Bristol County area.  Mansfield Town and Village share a history stretching back over three and a half centuries that has produced many accomplishments and traditions, and the six years of Field of Honor® event are but the newest.

During the days surrounding Memorial Day, U.S. flags measuring 3’ by 5’ fly once more atop

Heroes in the mist

Heroes in the mist

7½ foot white flagstaffs in a solemn formation in tribute to those who by their actions and lives have honored the United States Flag.

Made possible by the efforts of hosts, volunteers and sponsors, this touching tribute to

those honored and their families merits the united donated labor.  The impact on visitors to the display of flags is heartwarming.  Nevertheless, this is but a top layer of the event’s beneficial impact. Funds raised benefit those honored through donations to an array of veteran’s programs.  Gifts to a veterans’ home, support of veterans’ outings and grants to local military recruit upon their completion  of initial training are but a few of the areas of assistance given.

Photo credit - Kelli-Ann Burwell

Photo credit – Kelli-Ann Burwell

While there is no charge to visit this stirring and memorable display, area residents may support the Field of Honor® by sponsoring flags in

tribute to individuals who have served our nation in the defense of freedom. We invite all to

join us in walking among the ordered rows of flags, which remind us of the service and sacrifices offered by our military and veterans. This is an event that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Don’t miss it.

 

Benefiting Charities:
Veteran & Community Programs & Scholarships/Grants.
Hosted By: Town of Mansfield Field of Honor Committee
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair, Fundraiser Chair, Program Chair – Jeri Rumsis
Co-Chair – Linda Mercier Janssen
Treasurer:  Cathleen Fox
PR Chair – Shaun Debold
Field Coordinator – Mike Kelly
Scholarship Chair – Patty Debold

 

Thanks to our sponsors

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In The News

In The News

Wicked Local Mansfield
The Field of Honor will return this spring with its display of American flags dedicated to veterans and first responders stretching along West Street.  Each flag has a sponsor which raises funds for veterans services. The flags are also dedicated to veterans, police and firefighters and active servicemen and women.The committee donated $500 to a veterans memorial fund when it appeared before the Select Board Jan. 16 to get its annual permit.
Field of Honor Committee Chairman Jeri Rumsis shared the other efforts supported with funds from Mansfield’s Field of Honor over the past year.The committee donated $5,000 to America’s Vet Dogs for a puppy who will be named Hero and become a service dog for a veteran.
Mansfield Marine and his town in red, white and blue salute to fellow servicemen
The Sun Chronicle
When Mansfield resident Joel Devine was winding up his service with the Marine Corps in Hawaii last summer, he wondered what kind of keepsake he could give his fellow platoon members who were soon to be deployed to South Korea.

Mansfield Field of Honor prepares for May flag display
Wicked Local Mansfield
US Marine Joel Devine of Mansfield was stationed with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Maine Division in Hawaii and needed help. He had a group of Marines being deployed to South Korea and he wanted to give them each a US flag.

Mansfield’s Field of Honor rises this weekend
Wicked Local Mansfield
Mansfield’s Field of Honor will be installed Saturday, May 20 and remain on view until June 17.

Unflagging patriotism: Mansfield Field of Honor in third year
Wicked Local Mansfield
Last weekend the third annual Field of Honor was erected, with more than 300 American flags standing in perfect rows next to the South Common. Each flag represents an individual and tells a story about a member of the active U.S. military, a veteran, a first responder or a hometown hero, including teachers, coaches and others who make positive impacts in our community.

Mansfield’s ‘Field of Honor’ kicks off May 20
The Sun Chronicle
Mansfield’s Field of Honor, a giant display of American flags honoring veterans, service personnel, first responders and community heroes, will hold its opening ceremony and erect hundreds of flags at the Keach Memorial near the South Common on Saturday, May 20.
Field of Honor volunteers show Mansfield’s patriotic pride
Wicked Local Mansfield
On Saturday, May 20, Scouts of all ages helped troop leaders and others prepare flags for third annual Field of Honor presentation. The Field of Honor was then officially opened with a special ceremony. The Field of Honor will be on display along West Street until June 17.
Mansfield notebook: Chamber auction set to go
The Sun Chronicle
Field of Honor seeks sponsors, flag buyers
Mansfield’s Field of Honor volunteers point out that the deadline for purchasing American Flags for the annual benefit display on West Street is Tuesday, May 1.
The mammoth flag display is scheduled to begin Saturday, May 19.
Mansfield pride on display in Field of Honor
Wicked Local Mansfield
More than 300 flags wave in the breeze along West Street this month for Mansfield’s fourth annual Field of Honor.Each May, the Field of Honor …
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Details

Start:
May 16, 2020
End:
June 13, 2020
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Venue

Keach Memorial
West St.
Mansfield, MA 02048 United States
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