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The sixth annual

Murrieta Field of Honor, set in a spec- tacular sight -- 2,014 full-sized American flags --in Murrieta’s Town Square Park, will offer new features from November 9 through 15. The event will focus on recogniz- ing heroes. “Heroes” are those who served or are serving in the United States armed forces, law enforce- ment, fire and other first responder posts, and other personal he- roes.

As the flags are

being placed in per- fect rows in the Park on Saturday, Novem- ber 8, dozens of chalk artists will be creating patriotic works of art on the sidewalks surrounding the park. In addition to the 2,014 American flags, Rotary members and other volunteers will create a section of historic American flags, one for Medal of Honor recipients from California and yet another honoring Local Heroes, those who have died while serving in conflicts since 2001. Area businesses and individuals are invited to join in sponsoring the Field of Honor events and displays. Sponsorships ranging from $500 to $10,000 are available

to help in making the Field of Honor a success. In addition, individuals may purchase

flags and designate them in honor of their heroes to fly among the 2,014 during the week. Opening day ceremonies are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, a day that

will honor first responders, and a full week of activities will follow, highlighted by a Patriots’ Ball on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the nearby Community Center. Each American flag is three by five feet on an eight foot pole and can be pur-

chased for $35. They can be purchased on the Field of Honor website, www.murri-, from nonprofit affiliates or by going to the Field of Honor during the week it is on display. Flag purchasers can pick up their flags after the closing ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 15, and on Sunday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until noon. Net proceeds from the 2014 Field of Honor will benefit the “Murrieta Through

Time” history walk, the City’s Veterans’ Memorial at Town Square Park and other community projects funded by the Rotary Club of Murrieta Foundation. Nonprofit groups affiliated with the Field of Honor to sell flags will receive $10 for each flag sold.

Events during the week include: Sat. Nov. 8 – 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Chalk artists developing patriotic images

Sun. Nov. 9 – 1 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, honoring first responders. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Chalk artists developing patriotic images

Mon. Nov. 10 – Noon, Rotary Veterans Luncheon (by invitation), 2 p.m. US Marines 239th birthday celebration

Tues., Nov 11 – 10 a.m., City of Murrieta’s Veterans Day Parade, concluding at Town Square Park

Wed., Nov. 12 -- 6 p.m., Candlelight Ceremony features choirs from the Murrieta mid- dle schools and a reading of “Letters from War” by the Regal Players.

Sat., Nov. 15 –2 p.m., “Day of Remembrance” Closing Ceremonies, 6 p.m., Patriots Ball


FOR ITS PATRIOTS CHALK WALK Murrieta Rotary’s issued a call for artists to paint patriotic images with chalk

at the club’s annual Field of Honor. There is no entry fee for artists, and modest prizes are offered. Artists can

choose spaces six feet high in widths of four, six or 10 feet. This event is open to all with the ability to draw. Twenty artists painted last year as well as a number of youngsters. Chalk suitable for this kind of painting will be provided. Appli- cations are being accepted through Oct. 28 and must include a sketch of the art planned or a description of what is to be painted. A number of spaces

also will be set aside for kids on a first-come basis. The youngsters also receive a box of chalk. Information and ap-

plication materials are available on the club’s website at murrietaro- and at murri- Contact : Al Voll-

brecht at 951-440-6595 and avollbrecht@veri-

Jesus Gutierrez painting with his then 6-year- old son at last year?s Patriots Chalk Walk.

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