The Butte Exchange Club will be hosting the Field of Honor on August 24, 25, and 26, 2018. The Field of Honor will include 1150 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 August 24, and 25, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. August 26, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
OPENING CEREMONY: The opening ceremony will be at noon on Friday, August 24 at the corner of Mercury Street and Continental Drive. Chris Grudzinski founder of Montana Veterans Meat Locker will be the guest speaker. Mr. Gudzinski, who served with the Montana Army National Guard for 14 years and is a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, created this organization to support other veterans that are in need with frozen processed game meat. All members of the community are invited to join us at this moving ceremony which will include music and the presentation of colors by the United Veterans Council.
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, August 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. as well as take the flags down at noon on Sunday, August 26, 2018. 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.