Dennis to host 2nd annual Field of Honor Nov. 7-11

Open to the public dawn to dusk
The 2013 Field of Honor at Johnny Kelley Park in South Dennis. Dennis Chamber of Commerce photo.

The Dennis Chamber of Commerce and Baker Xiarhos AmVets Post 333 Cape Cod will host the 2nd annual Field of Honor Friday, November 7 through Tuesday, November 11. The large-scale patriotic display honors military veterans as well as first responders and other heroes who have sacrificed to keep our country safe and her citizens safe.

This year the public is again invited to visit this virtual sea of red, white and blue. Each full-sized flag will be marked with the name or names of the person being honored. Flags may be sponsored for $35. More information is available online hereIf you are interested in posting a flag in the South Dennis Field of Honor, call the Dennis Chamber of Commerce at 508-398-3568. Those who would like to post flags purchased for the 2013 Field of Honor should also call the chamber.

The Colonial Flag Foundation original began in 2003 with Healing Field® healing memorials and soon expanded to include moving tributes of honor and celebration including Field of Honor®.

All proceeds will benefit veteran charities including the Wounded Warrior Project and AmVets scholarships, programs and community projects.

The posting of the flags will take place at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 7. At noon on Sunday, November 9, a dedication ceremony will take place. The flags will be removed at Tuesday, November 11 at the end of the day. Anyone interested in helping with the set up of the field is welcome to come to Johnny Kelley Park anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday.

Johnny Kelley Park is at the corner of Old Bass River Road and Bob Crowell Road in South Dennis. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on