During the month of September, the Bernards Township Beautification Task Force of Bernards Township again will sponsor the “Field of Honor” at the municipal complex at 1 Collyer Lane in honor of Veterans Day.
The field of American Flags will recognize and show honor to the veterans who have dedicated themselves to the protection of freedom, according to an announcement now posted on the Bernards Township website.
Even Superstorm Sandy couldn't stop the flags from going up in time last November, even though a dedication ceremony was called off as the township was left cleaning up fallen trees and attempting to restore massive power outages. About 20 volunteers got out and got about 13 flags up, which had been previously purchased by citizens to honor veterans.
The “Field of Honor” flag is a three- by five-foot flag, mounted on a six-foot pole and placed in precision rows on the lawn of the Bernards Township Municipal Building, located in downtown Basking Ridge.
Flags will have a ribbon hand printed with honoree’s name. The cost per flag is $30 and there is a limit of 200 available flags. Flags will be are sold up until Sept. 30 or until sold out, whichever comes first.
This year's set up of flags is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m., with a dedication ceremony planned at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. Removal is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.
After flags are taken down, they may be picked up, or donated back to the program, according to the township website.
Flags will not be available for pick up after Nov. 23. For volunteer opportunities, email email@example.com.
All honorees, families and residents of Bernards Township and surrounding areas are welcome to attend the ceremony to dedicate the flags. This wonderful event is rain or shine.