Healing Field of Honor returns to Winchester

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The Healing Field of Honor is back for its second consecutive year in the lawn of John Handley High School.

Over 1000 flags will be on display in a patriotic tribute to honor first responders, military members, or just anyone who is a personal hero.

The opening ceremony featured local keynote speakers, a C-17 flyover, and a parachutist on Thursday afternoon.

The display will remain available for 24 hour viewing until the closing ceremony on May 30th at 3 pm.

Flags can still be purchased online or on location with all proceeds going to the Winchester Rotary Charitable Foundation.

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News Maker Earnie Bliss on the Healing Field of Honor

The Healing Field of Honor returns to Winchester this Memorial Day weekend.

This year the ceremony is bigger with a chance for you to honor a lost loved one or fallen hero.

We spoke with Rotary Member and Public Relations Chair Earnie Bliss about the event in our latest news maker.

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Earnie explains the origin of the Healing Field of Honor.

He also tells us about how you can honor someone.

Earnie also explains how the funds for the event are distributed.

Click here for Earnie’s interview.

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Rotary and JHHS create Healing Field of Honor

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John Handley High School and the Winchester Rotary Club came together to create the Healing Field of Honor.

The spectacle in front of Handley High School will be open through Memorial Day.

The display features up to 1000 flags which each represent an individual and their story.

The flags can represent all types of heroes ranging from veterans and first responders to loved ones and personal heroes.

The event is free to attend and flags purchased on site will raise funds for the Winchester Rotary Charitable Foundation.

Visit rotaryclubofwinchester.org for more information.

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News Maker Dick Kent on tonight’s 5/27 Memorial Day Event

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A flyover and skydivers will open the Memorial Day program at Handley High School tonight 5/27 at 6 p.m..

We spoke with Winchester Rotary Club President Dick Kent about the Healing Field of Honor event.

Dick talks about what they plan for tonight as well as the inspiration for the 5 day event.

Dick also explains that flags are still available for tonight’s event on site or here.

Here is Dick’s interview.

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Winchester Rotary’s Healing Field of Honor ceremony begins tomorrow 5/27

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Handley High School will be the site of a field of flags over the Memorial Day weekend.

the almost 900 flags are to honor loved ones both military and personal heroes.

Flags are available for purchase from the Rotary Club at rotaryclubwinchester.org.

The flag will be given to the family after the Memorial Day weekend.

The Healing Field of Honor ceremonies begin tomorrow May 27 at 6 p.m..

Tomorrow May 27 we will talk with Winchester Rotary Club President Dick Kent about the event in another News Marker segment at 8:30 a.m..

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Winchester Rotary looks to set up Field of Honor

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 The Rotary Club of Winchester with the National Colonial Flag Foundation is setting up a Healing Field of Honor at John Handley High School.

A flag display to honor men and women in the military, first responders and those wishing to memorialize a loved one.

The display will be over the Memorial Day weekend starting May 27 through May 31 then the flags will be given to the purchaser.

The Rotary would like to mount 1,000 flags on 8 foot poles that will be lit at night.

Flags are available for sponsorship with proceeds benefiting Winchester Rotary Charitable Foundation to help non-profits in the community.

Contact Winchester Rotary for information.

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