Volume 8, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2023Subscribe

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Field of Honor continues at Castaways Park through May 29

This year, the 14th Annual Field of Honor, presented by the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, commemorates both Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day, and runs now through Monday, May 29 at Castaways Park.

This spectacular event, the posting of 1,776 large (3’x5’) American flags, displayed along the paths of beautiful Castaways Park overlooking Newport Harbor, honors armed forces members, past and present, and first responders who have served or are serving our country and our communities.

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American Flags at Castaways Park honor armed forces members, past and present, and first responders who have served or are serving our country and our communities

Field of Honor will be on display every day. A flag may be dedicated in honor of an armed forces member or first responder, past or present, in any branch of service. Flag dedications are available for $50 per honoree. For more information about how to dedicate a flag, visit At the end of the event, each dedicated flag with its dedication ribbon may be claimed by the donor for private display.

Half of the net proceeds from the Field of Honor is distributed to organizations that support military members and their families. The remainder is allocated to programs which promote the prevention of child abuse, primary and secondary school programs within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, educational scholarships and other charitable organizations in our community.

Admission to Castaways Park and to the display is free. Donations are welcome and much appreciated.

Castaways Park is located at 16th Street and Dover Drive, Newport Beach.

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