Merced, CA – Field of Honor® – 2013

November 3-11, 2013

From the 3rd through the 11th of November the Merced Sunrise Rotary Club will host San Joaquin Valley’s first Field of Honor flag display.  The Healing Field and Field of Honor flag display programs began on the first anniversary of the September 11thterrorist attacks as a way to depict the immensity of loss we suffered, not in depressing images of broken concrete and twisted steel, but through an uplifting posting of three thousand flags—one for each victim lost that day.  The concept spread to communities around the country and expanded to embrace other causes.
Merced Sunrise Rotary Club has chosen to present a Field of Honor event for Veteran’s Day to honor our veterans, our military and our first responders.   Rotary members and volunteers will post 1,000 U.S. flags on the front lawns of the Merced Community College which is located at the intersection of M Street and Yosemite Avenue.  Flags can be sponsored to honor individual veterans, service members and first responders.  Proceeds from sponsorship of the flags will benefit local charities.
Please join with the Merced Sunrise Rotary Club by sponsoring flags, volunteering to help and especially by visiting this impressive display of our national flag.  Walk with us through the sea of red, white and blue in an event that will draw the Merced community together in a memorable experience.

 PLEASE NOTE: All sponsored flags will be shipped directly to host committee. 
         Disregard standardized message on receipt, "order shipped" 
       Flags available for pickup after the event
 THANK YOU! For your support we have currently sold out of flags.
Check back for more information on future opportunities.
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Benefiting Charities:
Merced Sunrise Charities
Hosted By:
Merced Sunrise Rotary Club
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair – Betsy Donovan
Communications Chair – Michelle Allison
Fundraiser Co-Chairs – Bob Hobbs & Theresa Cesar
Treasurer – Galen Chastain
PR Chair – Anne Newins
Volunteer Chair – Gina Cherf & Tom Scheidt
Field Coordinator Chair – Bud Gantney & Mark Lutz
Program Chair – Sam Traina & Tim O’Neil
Information Booth Chair – Cathy Paskin
If you have any questions, please email them to: