Vietnam Veterans Chapter to Host Field of Honor Ceremony in West End

Robin Hamilton and Teresa Lawless walk through the Field of Honor in the West End in 2021. Over 400 flags honoring Vietnam Veterans fly in the Field of Honor next to the the West End Fire and Rescue Department. In 2015 there were 100 flags and today there are more than 400 flags flying proudly. Ted Fitzgerald/The Pilot


Vietnam Veterans of America, Moore County Chapter 966 will hold its annual Field of Honor ceremony on Sunday Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at the West End Fire-Rescue station 4203 N.C. 73.

More than 450 flags will be displayed Nov. 6-13 to honor veterans. The names of veterans as well as active-duty service members and two combat service dogs will be on each flag.

The Union Pines High School Navy ROTC will provide the honor guard, Boy Scout Troop 98 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance, patriotic music will be played and patriotic readings will be presented. The names on the flags will also be read.

A ship’s bell will ring at the reading of the names of the deceased veterans on the flags. All are welcome to attend. Lawn chairs are encouraged.