Fields of Valor (formerly known as “Healing Field”) event Planned at Patriot Park

CATHEDRAL CITY — For the 15th consecutive year, the Rotary Clubs of Cathedral City are requesting to stage the annual “Fields of Valor” (formerly known as “Healing Field”) event in Patriot Park from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12.

The Clubs are also requesting a $300 sponsorship from the city to offset the Special Use Application Fee, as well as in-kind services from the City’s Public Works staff. “Fields of Valor” honors the men and women from California who served in our military and gave the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam. The City Council will consider the special use permit when it meets on Wednesday, April 13.

The Fields of Valor, which will have a 24-hour display of up to 6,000 flags to honor veterans as the centerpiece, will be located at the corner of Date Palm and Dinah Shore.  The flags are carefully staked, one-by-one, until the Fields of Valor rise in a stunning expanse of red, white and blue.

A bugler will play “Taps” each day at sundown. A bagpipe and the Cathedral City High School band and choir will perform at opening ceremonies.

Each flag represents a soldier killed since 2001.  Fields of Valor is a place to pay respect to those who fought for our freedoms and a place where family and friends can go to heal their hearts and their minds.

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  • Healing Field: Owned by the author