The Arlington Memorial Gardens is grateful for the opportunity to once again honor our Military and First Responders with our 7th Annual Field of Memories, a patriotic exhibition of 1000 American flags displayed on the Arlington Campus.
While this patriotic display is especially poignant for honoring our Military and First Responders, it is a tribute that is also open to honoring your own personal hero and/or essential worker in your life as well. The 3’x5′ flags, mounted atop 6′ poles, will rise and remain in place 24 hours a day during the Memorial Day weekend. The result is a stunning reminder of the true meaning of Memorial Day.
Each flag will carry the name of the honoree and will be adorned with distinctive colors of ribbons indicative of the honoree’s status: a veteran, serving on active duty, a first responder, a special someone interred at Arlington and those killed in action/in the line of duty.
Do you want to take part in the Field of Memories? To purchase a tribute – Purchase a flag dedication
All net proceeds generated from the sale of flag tributes will be donated to Operation Ramp It Up, a non-profit organization dedicated to installing wheelchair/mobility ramps for disabled veterans.
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
All activities are free of charge and open to the public. We hope you will join us!
Thursday, May 26th – Monday, May 30th
Field of Memories open to the public daily from 9AM – 7PM.
Sunday, May 29th – Held adjacent to the Garden of Patriotism
- 11:30 PM – Lunch with a Veteran
- 12:00 PM – Team Fastrax Parachute Performance
- 12:30 PM – Annual Flag Raising Ceremony
Monday, May 30th – At the Field of Memories Flag Display
- 2:30 PM – Sons of the American Revolution
- 3:00 PM – National Moment of Remembrance followed by the playing of TAPS
- 3:05 PM – Reading of Names of All Those with Flag Tributes in our Field of Memories
The main entrance on Compton Road will be open from 8 AM – 8 PM daily for grounds visitation.
Arlington staff will be on hand Friday 8:00 – 4:30, Saturday 8:00 – 4:00, Sunday and Monday 9:00 – 4:00.