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Mansfield, MA ~ 9th Annual Field of Honor® 2023

May 20, 2023June 17, 2023

West St Mansfield, MA

Honoring Military, Veterans & First Responders

May 20 – June 17, 2023
Keach War Memorial
Union St & West St., Mansfield, MA

Creating an awe-inspiring panorama, United States flags will fly in a solemn formation at Keach War Memorial, West Street during May of 2023. This stirring display of 300 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 individuals currently serving in our military, veterans, Fallen Servicemen & Women, first responders, heroes in our lives, and hometown heroes. This unique event is the perfect opportunity for all of us to remember and honor our many heroes.

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.

Funds raised benefit those honored through donations to an array of veteran’s programs. Gifts to veterans’ homes, 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.

This is an experience hard to describe but never to be forgotten. We invite all to visit the Mansfield Field of Honor® patriotic display and walk with us among the posted flags.

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

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In The News

In The News

Despite the pandemic, Mansfield continued its annual display to honor its heroes

Wicked Local Mansfield
With many local spring events and celebrations cancelled due to the coronavirus, it boosted spirits to see the Mansfield Field of Honor once again rise up next to the South Common.

Field Of Flags Display Created In Mansfield

CBS Boston
A large number of volunteers were not able to help set up this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. WBZ-TV’s Louisa Moller reports. 7 hours ago …

Mansfield Field Of Flags Pops Up In Time For Memorial Day

CBS Boston
MANSFIELD (CBS) — To some people it may just look like a field of flags with no thought given to who put them there or what they signify, but not for …

The Sun Chronicle
This year’s display has almost 400 flags to honor military veterans and first responders who by their actions and lives have honored the flag. A banner …

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 …

Memorial Day activities in area kick off Wednesday | Local News | thesunchronicle.com
The Sun Chronicle
The display is sponsored for the eighth year by the Mansfield Field of Honor Committee. NORFOLK. The Memorial Day parade and ceremony will be held …

Mansfield flag display returns Saturday | Local News | thesunchronicle.com
The Sun Chronicle
The annual Field of Flags, over 300 of them, honors military veterans and first responders. The flags will be put up Saturday and be on display to …

Benefiting Charities:
Veteran Programs
Community Projects & Scholarships/Grants

Hosted By:
Town of Mansfield Field of Honor Committee

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Jeri Rumsis
Project Co-Chair: Andrea Murray
Treasurer:  Cathleen Fox
Public Relations: Rick Murray
Program Chair: Jeri Rumsis
Volunteer Chair: Margaret Thurber
Scholarship/Grant Chair: Dana St. James
Field Coordinator: Mike Kelly
Other: Sharon Watterson

Details

Start:
May 20, 2023
End:
June 17, 2023
Event Category:

Venue

Keach War Memorial
West St
Mansfield, MA 02048 United States
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