Armed Forces Day through Memorial Day
The Field of Honor is a tribute to the men and women of our military past and present. The incredible display of 600 full-size American flags flying in perfect rows brings together all branches of the military and represents the soldiers who have fought in all of the wars of the United States has been involved in.
These military personnel, past and present, live and work in our communities. It is the intent of the Eagle Field of Honor to show these men, women, and their families that we support them and appreciate the sacrifices they are making or have made for our nation.
The sacrifices an American soldier makes is not fully understood by a majority of civilians. According to David Wood, a chief military correspondent for thirty years, "Soldiers lives are not the familiar ones marked by five-day workweeks, children's birthdays, and school vacations, but by repeated 12-month tours separated by short months at home, sequestered on sprawling military bases fenced off to outsiders".
The field of Honor presents an emotional display for military personnel and their families to visually experience civilians remembering the sacrifices made on our behalf. The benefit of sponsoring this event is seen in the faces of those that visit the field and attend the opening ceremony. The sponsors are not only contributing to a week-long event, they are visibly thanking the men and women who have preserved their freedom to experience free enterprise.
The Eagle Field of Honor is considered a fund raising event. If there are any funds remaining at the close of the event, the monies are donated to the Idaho Veterans Home in Boise, Idaho. There are over 130 veterans residing at the home and the funds are used for enhancing their activities. Each year, a flag flies in the Eagle Field of Honor for each resident of the Idaho Veterans Home. At the end of the event, we present each veteran with the ribbon that is attached to the flag bearing their name. It is rewarding to see the delight in their eyes when they receive the ribbon and many proudly display it on their wheelchairs or walkers or on their bulletin boards in their rooms. The funding for the ribbons comes from sponsorships.
Eagle Field of Honor
PO Box 1520
Eagle, ID 83616
O - 208-991-8930
F - 208-939-6827