Friday, May 22, 2015

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Always Remember

Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. – President Harry S. Truman

We kick off Memorial Day weekend on May 22nd first with the 1 p.m. opening of Field of Heroes presented by Westerville Sunshine Rotary. Field of Heroes is an interactive, live installation of 3,000 American flags @ N. Cleveland Avenue and W. County Line Road.  Field of Heroes is open the entire weekend, day into night into day through Noon on May 25th.

Field of Heroes also hosts a special tribute to America's Veterans of Middle East Wars.

Also on May 22nd, what better way to live with gratitude than to gather together for the sake of pure enjoyment and celebration - it's Fourth Friday: Back to Nature. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Uptown Westerville.

Saturday, May 23rd is filled with activity, as Field of Heroes continues:

9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
Noon - Reading of Names
7:00 p.m. - Free Concert by Central Ohio Brass Band
8:30 p.m. - Taps played; field illuminated until dawn
Midnight - Flag sales close for the night

Highlands Park Aquatic Center opens on Saturday, May 23rd at 11 a.m. For additional information on Highlands Park, click here.

Field of Heroes continues Sunday, May 24th by starting the day with a 5k Run/Walk:

8:00 a.m. - Field of Heroes 5K Run/Walk
For additional information on the Run/Walk, click here.
Noon - Reading of Names
6:00 p.m. - Flag Retirement Ceremony
7:30 p.m. - Memorial Ceremony
8:30 p.m. - Taps played; field illuminated until dawn
Midnight - Flag sales close for the night

As, Field of Heroes enters its final hours, Westerville marks Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th, with the annual parade beginning 9:45 a.m. at State and College in Uptown Westerville. The parade is a small procession traveling south on State Street to Bishop Drive and then from Knox Street to Otterbein Cemetery.

The day continues at Field of Heroes:
Noon - Reading of Names
12:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Flag Pickup

From the vendors and management team of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market - Have a Safe, Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Welcome Summer!

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