Program Information

On Memorial Day weekend 2017, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club will host the Ninth Annual Field of Heroes across from the Westerville Community Center on Cleveland Avenue in Westerville, Ohio. The Field of Heroes is a unique opportunity for our community members to honor their personal heroes - whoever they are... a family member; a friend; a veteran; a member of the armed services; a favorite teacher; a police officer; a firefighter or any other person who has made in impact on their lives.

The Field of Heroes is a spectacular visual display of 3,000 American flags. The 3' x 5' flags stand 8 feet tall in perfect rows and columns across a field of green. The field is set up so that visitors can walk among the flags, reading dedications and reflecting upon their personal heroes.

The Westerville Sunrise Rotary club invites you to join us to show support for your hero. Become a part of this community event by purchasing a flag that will stand proudly in the Field of Heroes. After the Memorial Day weekend the flag is yours to keep, or you can ship the flag to your hero. There are also options to donate the purchased flag to a charitable organization supporting active military, veterans, public safety personnel or their families, as well as an option to dedicate a flag that will be flown in the field (you keep the dedication card and certificate) and then the flag is returned to inventory to be used by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary at next year's Field of Heroes.

This is an opportunity for us all to come together as a community to remember, to honor, and to heal. Please visit the pages on this site to learn how you can support the event and the programs that run throughout the weekend to make the Field of Heroes a truly special experience.






Tentative Schedule

For a detailed schedule, click here.
  • Friday, May 26
    1:00 p.m. - Field Opens to the Public
  • Saturday, May 27
    9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
    Noon - Reading of Names
    7:00 p.m. - Free Concert by Central Ohio Brass Band
    8:30 p.m. - Taps played; field illuminated until dawn
    Midnight - Flag sales close for the night
  • Sunday, May 28
    8:00 a.m. - Field of Heroes 5K Run/Walk
    Noon - Reading of Names
    6:00 p.m. - Flag Retirement Ceremony
    7:30 p.m. - Memorial Ceremony
    8:30 p.m. - Taps played; field illuminated until dawn
    Midnight - Flag sales close for the night
  • Monday, May 29
    Noon - Reading of Names
    12:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Flag Pickup
  • ALL WEEKEND
    Special tribute to POW/MIA
    Field illuminated at 8:00 p.m. Friday - Sunday nights