Field of Honor Returns to Campus

July 20, 2022

Wayne Community College will host the Goldsboro Rotary Club’s Field of Honor for the third year.

The Rotarians bring the Field of Honor® flag display to the heart of eastern North Carolina to honor those who, by their lives, honor the flag.

Hundreds of flags in the 2021 display

Hundreds of United States flags will fly on the college’s front lawn from Sept. 15 to Nov. 17. The public can visit the exhibition from dawn to dusk daily during this period.

An opening ceremony will be held Thursday, Sept. 15 and the closing ceremony is set for Thursday, Nov. 17, both at 1 p.m. at the site. They will also be streamed live on the club’s (@goldsbororotary) and the college’s (@wayneccnc) Facebook pages.

Flags in the display may be dedicated to active duty military, veterans, first responders, and neighbors to show support and honor. The cost of a flag is $40. The flag will be identified by a special tag with the name of that honoree as well as the name of the donor. When the display is concluded, donors may choose to accept the flag and its tag to as a memento or donate it for use next year.

Five levels of event sponsorships, ranging from $5,000 to $250 are also available.

The flags will be set up in a grid pattern with a tag on each flag marking its location.  The location will be indexed, and the index will be available at the sponsor sign.

Individuals can be honored with a flag in the Field of Honor.

The Goldsboro Field of Honor® display is made possible by not only donations and sponsorships but also the efforts of dedicated volunteers who set up, maintain, and take down the flags.

Proceeds from the event will raise funds to support charitable programs of Rotary International and the Goldsboro club.

Ordering options can be found on the club’s website.

Email Kyle Saylors or Jerry Phillips with any questions.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service,
encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.
Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and
geographical areas.