It's time to honor a personal hero by sponsoring a flag at Murrieta Rotary's annual Field of Honor Nov. 4-11. A yellow ribbon attached to one of the more than 2,000 American flags that will fly during the week-long event gives you a unique way to honoring someone important in your life -- a veteran or active duty military person, a first responder, parent, grandparent, favorite teacher or whoever has demonstrated in your eyes a person who renders or rendered "service above self."
To order at $35 sponsorship and check out the week's activities and video and photos from the past, click here.
Chalk artists sought to paint by the flags
Area artists are invited to paint patriotic images in chalk at Murrieta Rotary's annual Field of Honor, which runs Nov. 4-11 at Town Square Park. The images will go down on a concrete ribbon adjacent to the more than 2,000 American flags that will fly that week.
Artists can earn cash prizes for the best works. Full details and an application, go to Murrietafieldofhonor.com. Applications are due Oct. 25.
Volunteers needed to staff the Field
With a little help from our friends...we can make the 9th annual Murrieta Rotary Field of Honor another smashing success. Dates are Nov. 4-11. Rotarians invite all in the area to come out to Town Square Park to help with an assortment of "jobs." We can use help pounding stakes into the ground to hold the flags to staffing the information tent during the week and a variety of other tasks. To volunteer, go to this site and sign up for a time and task that suits you.
5K Fun Run again opens Field of Honor
A fun run benefiting the Gary Sinise Foundation and its veterans services programs will again open Murrieta Rotary’s annual Field of Honor tribute to those who render service above self. The “Run Forrest Run” 5K is set for Nov. 4 at Town Square Park and will take participants through Historic Downtown and environs.
Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. with racers sent on their way at 9 a.m.An awards ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., when the 9th annual Field of Honor officially opens. A veterans resources expo and Paul Mitchell School cut-a-thon benefit starts then as well and runs until 2 p.m. Prizes are to go to first, second and third place finishers in both men’s and women’s categories. And wear your best red, white and blue for added recognition.
Click here for full event details and to register in advance.