Arlington's Veterans Park to Host Field of Honor
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 23, 2019, July 23, 2019

Field of Honor display coming to Arlington in SeptemberArlington's Veterans Park will soon be home to an incredible display of patriotism. The park will be transformed into a "Field of Honor" to recognize the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the heroic first responders who answered the call to help. The display is part of Patriot Day but is also a "thank you" to all first responders, veterans and active-duty service members. 

More than 1,000 American flags will be planted in the park, and the event organizer, the Arlington Veterans Park Foundation, hopes that number grows as community participation increases. Anyone can purchase a flag for $40 to be included in the installation. The buyer can pick up their flag when the field is cleared, have it shipped to someone or kept in storage, to be used another year. Anyone who purchases a flag can have it installed in someone's honor. The honoree's information will be included on every flag. 

If you're unable to purchase a flag, there are still opportunities to help with the display.

Volunteers are needed Saturday, Aug. 24 to assemble the flags and Friday, Sept. 6 to help install them in the park. 

The display will officially open Saturday, Sept. 7. Following the opening ceremony, there will be a reception at Texas Live! in Arlington's Entertainment District. A closing ceremony is Saturday, Sept. 14. 

Money raised from flag sales and sponsorships benefits the nonprofit Arlington Veterans Park Foundation.  

​Event sponors include the Greater Arlington Lions Club, the Jim Ross Law Firm and the Rotary Club of Arlington. Members say they hope to make Veterans Park the official Field of Honor.

Click here to learn more about the Field of Honor project including volunteer schedules and flag sales information. 

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