The Exchange Club of Niceville, in partnership with the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc., hosts the Field of Valor each year to honor service members from Florida that have been killed in action while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq since Sept. 11, 2001. This year, flags will be flown to recognize men and women from Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Bay counties, who lost their lives, and 7th Special Forces Group members lost since last year's ceremony, as well as other sponsored flags for eligible veterans in an abbreviated one-day field.
Opening ceremony will be 11 a.m., on Sept. 11, with remarks by Colonel Kevin Trajillo, Deputy Commanding Officer, 7th SFG, General Patt Manney and Karen Spence, a member of our Fisher House board of directors. Anyone wishing to attend is strongly encouraged to social distance and wear a mask. The field will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mullet Festival Grounds in Niceville.
Each American flag, measuring 3 feet by 5 feet and mounted on 8-foot poles, will be displayed in perfect rows and columns on the grassy field at the north end of the Mullet Festival grounds and bears the name of a service member who gave his or her life.
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Each flag is $25 and our goal is to have all flags sponsored. Sponsor a flag!
Volunteers are needed to set up the field on September 10, serve as ambassadors during the day on September 11, greeting visitors, and then assisting with storing the flags at the end of the day on September 11. Volunteer!