Citizens and visitors to Glendale will experience an amazing display of patriotism with 1,000 U.S. flags flying atop 8‐foot poles in perfect rows at the entrance of Forest Lawn Glendale from May 25 to May 31, 2021.
This display honors veterans, current military personnel, first responders, community leaders or any hero of your choice. The entire community will have an opportunity to participate and honor their heroes by sponsoring one or more of the flags on display. Proceeds from the event will be directed right back into the community including Veterans Housing.
Glendale Sunrise Rotary in collaboration with Forest Lawn Glendale is pleased to welcome the entire community to walk through the Field of Honor free of charge. Sponsoring a flag to honor one of your heroes will not only support the local community but if you desire, a Flag Sponsor can take home their flags at the end of the event for free.
According to Glendale Mayor, Paula Devine, “The Field of Honor Memorial provides a stirring display of red, white and blue that is difficult to describe, but not to be forgotten. The visual tribute made possible by Glendale Sunrise Rotary inspires the community to honor and remember all who serve or have served in the Armed Forces. I am honored to be a part of this wonderful event.”
"The beautiful, serene and meditative setting of Forest Lawn Glendale is a fitting location for our community to join in remembrance and honoring of our heroes – those who have and are serving in the military and as public safety first-responders and those who have lost their lives in service to others – a place to walk among the posted flags and remember what makes us great – service above self.” David Viar, Superintendent/President, Glendale Community College
Thank you for taking the time to consider this event and a cause worth supporting.
From The President of the Rotary Club of Glendale Sunrise
Glendale Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to bring to the Glendale Community our 2021 "Field of Honor and Gratitude" experience. We hope you have enjoyed our dazzling display of patriotism for the past two years. 1000 US flags flying at the beautiful entrance of Forest Lawn is an awesome sight. This year we are adding attractions to increase the "WOW" factor. There will be more to see that will warm your heart, bring back memories, and spark a renewed interest in our great American history. We hope it will be a beautiful reminder to some, and a great appreciation to all who attend, of what an amazing country we call home. And, what a wonderful legacy our ancestors have left for us to continue to make even greater. As the current president of Glendale Sunrise Rotary, I encourage you to become a partner in one of Glendale's most extraordinary events to date.
Mike Shaar, Club President 2020-2021
From the Field of Honor Committee Co-Chairs
The Field of Honor was started four years ago under the guidance of Rotary President Tom Probst (retired Glendale Fire Battalion Chief) as an effort to celebrate and respect the lives of our Veterans. Last year, Covid -19 cancelled the event. We are so thrilled to be able to partner with Forest Lawn Glendale in presenting one of the first community events that will take place as we slowly and safely re-open.
The community needs this. We need this, and we know you do too. A pandemic can not take us away from celebrating our Veterans who fought and continue to fight so valiantly for our freedom. Thank you to Forest Lawn Glendale for collaborating and making sure we are following Covid-19 social distancing policies in addition to being able to once again honor our heroes. We are confident we have partnered with a compassionate company who are trailblazers in outreach and engagement in communities they serve. Thank you Forest Lawn Glendale.
We hope you will join us by sponsoring a flag, by attending the May 31 program, and more importantly, recognizing someone you care about with a flag. Additionally, funds from this event will support the community programs that Rotary so passionately sponsors, including those for Veterans.
Without your participation, none of this would be possible. Your grateful community thanks you.
Sharon Townsend & Denise Miller, 2021 Committee Co-Chairs