14 Jun DI ‘Field Of Honor’ To Pay Tribute To Hometown Heroes And Others
Excerpt from The Daniel Island News
BY: HEATH ELLISON
Annual flag display will be in place July 1-7
In some people’s minds, honor and patriotism are one and the same. A field of U.S. flags dedicated to those deemed deserving quickly becomes a special display for nationalists. In a lot of ways, the Field of Honor on Daniel Island seems tailor-made for that mindset.
Now in its third year, the week-long event brings a few hundred American flags to the island in recognition of local heroes and others who have served, sacrificed or inspired those around them. From July 1 through July 7, the grassy median near the intersection of River Landing Drive and Daniels Landing Drive will change from green to red, white, and blue, when the Field of Honor appears…
…Proceeds from this year’s Field of Honor will go to One80 Place, a charity that advocates for and attempts to shelter the homeless; Fisher House, a nonprofit that provides housing for military families while their loved one is in the VA hospital; and Palmetto Warrior Connection, which helps veterans transition back into civilian life.
Daniel Island’s incarnation of the Field of Honor increased from 250 flags in its first year to 500 flags in its second. This year will also see 500 flags. Anyone can purchase a flag and dedicate it to someone that has impacted their life. When the flags are removed after the event, donors may choose to donate the flag for future Fields of Honor or retrieve it. For information on the program, visit the Daniel Island Exchange Club’s Facebook page or www.healingfield.org/danielisland18.