Waukesha's Frame Park to host 'Field of Honor,' featuring flags dedicated to loved ones
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The city of Waukesha will be hosting a "Field of Honor" during the visit of "The Moving Wall" traveling exhibit this spring.
Members of the public will be given the opportunity to honor a loved one by purchasing a dedicated flag to be flown in the field throughout the exhibit.
Flags may be purchased to honor active duty military members, fallen servicemen and servicewomen, veterans, first responders or personal heroes. They will be located in Frame Park, according to a press release, during the nationally traveling memorial The Moving Wall -- a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
Field of Honor flags will be on display 24-hours a day beginning on Thursday, May 27 at noon through Tuesday, June 1 at 6 a.m., and are available for purchase through the Colonial Flag Foundation for $50. Orders must be placed by April 30, and proceeds will benefit The Moving Wall exhibit,
“We are excited to host the ‘Field of Honor’ and to share with the community this opportunity to honor a loved one,” said Joanna Adamicki, special events coordinator. “Many flags have been purchased to recognize loved ones and I am hoping we can fill the area with hundreds of flags.”
The flags will be displayed atop nearly eight-foot poles, each with a dedication attached. Visitors will be able to walk the field and view the flags.
When the event ends, flags and their dedications will be available for pickup or delivery so they may continue to be flown or presented to the honoree.
For more information about the Field of Honor or The Moving Wall, click here.