THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SPONSORED FLAGS AT THE 2023 FIELD OF HONOR. Tags and flags may be picked up at the Field of Honor from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 9.
The Butte Exchange Club wants to thank all those who volunteered this year. And thank you to all our Event Sponsors.
The Butte Exchange Club will be hosting the Field of Honor on July 7, 8, and 9, 2023. The Field of Honor will include 1000 flags, honoring veterans, those currently serving in the military, law enforcement, first responders, personal heroes, and victims of child abuse in Butte-Silver Bow County. In addition to the American flags, a circle of white flags with blue ribbons will recognize victims of child abuse. The Field of Honor is free to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The purpose of this project is to provide the community with an opportunity to honor our personal heroes, to express Butte’s unfailing patriotism, and to provide a time of remembrance and healing.
LOCATION: Southwest corner of Mercury Street and Continental Drive. Access the field from the Maroon Activity Center parking lot. Handicap accessible.
HOURS OF OPERATION: The field will be open July 7, and 8, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. July 9, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
OPENING CEREMONY: The Speakers this year will be Shawna Yates MD speaking on Child Abuse and the main speaker will be Retired Marine Col Gerry Berry.
Col. Berry is an Anaconda native and was responsible for flying U.S. Ambassador Graham Martin out of the Saigon Embassy hours before the fall of the city to North Vietnamese military troops on 30 April 1975.
Dr. Shawna Yates is a fifth-generation Butte Irish – she returned home in 2007 to begin her family medicine career at Southwest Montana Community Health Center, while also taking on the role of Medical Director.
FLAG SPONSORSHIP AND PURCHASE: Details on how you can sponsor a flag in honor of your hero or how to purchase a flag may be found by clicking on the button to the right.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are needed to help set up the field on Thursday, July 6, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. as well as take the flags down at noon on Sunday, July 9, 2023. Click on the button to the right to sign up to volunteer and for more information on volunteering.
EVENT SPONSORS: Event Sponsors are individuals or businesses that help to underwrite the costs of this event. Please click on the button to the right for details on EVENT SPONSORSHIP.