Sunday, May 20, 2012

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Memorial Day's Field of Heroes

Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means.  They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. Louis D. Brandeis

With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, Westerville's Sunshine Rotary will again host the Field of Heroes.

This beautiful, poignant installation of 2,500 American flags to honor those who have sacrificed and served will be on display from May 25th @ 1 p.m. through May 28th @ 12:30 p.m at the corner of N. Cleveland and W. County Line.

Field of Heroes Schedule:

Friday, May 25th
1:00 p.m. - Field Opens to the Public

Saturday, May 26th
9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
6:30 p.m. - Free Concert

Sunday, May 27th
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Free bus tours of Westerville memorials
7:30 p.m. - Flag Retirement Ceremony

Monday, May 28th
12:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony
Flag Pickup at field

All Weekend:
Honor Flight tribute to World War II Veterans
Reading of hero names at noon
Field illuminated at 8:00 PM

To learn more, volunteer, or purchase a flag, visit the Field of Heroes website (just click here).

The City of Westerville Memorial Day Parade is Monday, May 28th @ 9:45 a.m. starting at College & State in Uptown Westerville and heading south on State and west on Bishop to Otterbein Cemetery.  (A lot of parade spectators follow the parade to the cemetery on-foot.)

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