november, 2019

09novallday16Plano Flags of Honor at Oak Point Park

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Event Details

Join the Plano East Rotary Club in a week of activities and ceremonies. Read the stories of individual veterans and first responders with local ties while strolling among the 1,000 flags at Oak Point Park in Plano. Don’t let this Veterans Day go by without paying tribute at this moving event. Free and open to individuals and families of all ages.

Schedule: 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come watch as we put up over 1,000 flags or better yet, visit our volunteer page and sign up to help!
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
  • 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come visit with your local first responders, get an up-close look at their coolest vehicles and equipment, enjoy music and food trucks.
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Buffalo Soldier encampment and history presentation (encampment will be open all day)
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, Color guard presentations, guest speakers, musical performance by Air National Guard Msgt. Ericka Stevens, American Legion Post 321 Color Guard will perform a 13 Fold ceremony and taps at sunset.
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH 
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. K9 Service Animal demonstration by Les Castro and his dog Pepper of Faithful Friends Ministry.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Share in the celebration of Marine Corps Birthday when we cut the giant cake, Plano East JROTC drill exhibition and color guard duties, guest speakers, musical performance by The Ladies Liberty, taps at sunset.
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Therapuetic Horsemanship demonstration provided by the Archie Foundation Hoofbeats for Veterans
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Veterans Day Observance, Special recognition of WWII and Korean War Veterans, guest speakers, musical performance by Rhyan Anderson, 13 Fold Ceremony provided by the American Legion Post 321, taps at sunset.
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The Collin County Veterans Coalition Luncheon will be held at the event tent at the field along with a Veterans Resource Symposium hosted by the Veterans Center of North Texas and Plano Community Homes.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
  • All day – Open to the public and available for field trips.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
  • All day – Open to the public and available for field trips.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH
  • All day – Open to the public and available for field trips.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Evening closing ceremony, guest speakers, musical performance by the Plano Civic Chorus, flag retirement ceremony by Boy Scout troop 291. The public is welcome to bring flags that are in need of retirement.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
  • 12:30 p.m. Recognition of members of Rotary that have served our country (Open to all Rotarians)
  • All day – Open to the public.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Honorarium pick-up and field break-down.

Time

november 9 (Saturday) - 16 (Saturday)

Location

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve

5901 Los Rios Blvd Plano, TX, 75074

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