Westerville Field of Heroes is a Memorial Day tradition that honors and remembers our heroes. The annual Field of Heroes, presented by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club, offers multiple experiences from May 28-31, 2021.
The event is held at the Westerville Sports Complex at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and County Line Road West. To drive through, enter at the Cleveland Ave entrance to the Westerville Sports Complex, across from the Community Center.
For 2021, Field of Heroes is offering a drive-through option again. They will also have flag and commemorative coin sales, a “Heroes Hike”, and the ability to walk-through the event as well. More experiences will be announced.
The field will display 3,000 American flags in perfect rows. The Field of Heroes is especially moving when the flags are illuminated after dark. The field is open 24 hours a day through the weekend.
Field of Heroes Flag Sales
Purchase a flag to honor a hero for $30 on the website. Flags flown in the Field of Heroes can be picked up after the event or shipped for a small additional fee. For $15, flags can be dedicated and flown in this year’s field, with the flag being returned to the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club for continual use.
In addition to flag sales, a tradition has begun to offer a commemorative item representing each year. This year the Tuskegee Airmen are being honored. You can purchase a flag for your hero as well as this year’s commemorative coin. Flags can be purchased in advance.
Hero Hike for Field of Heroes
This year, Field of Heroes has modified the annual 5k to the “Hero Hike”, presented by OhioHealth. Purchase your Hero Hike package that includes an official Field of Heroes t-shirt featuring the 2021 theme of Dignity & Duty, a limited edition commemorative challenge coin, flag coupon, and other goodies in a Field of Heroes recyclable tote.
A map will be included in your packet with a 1, 2 or 3 mile hike to complete at your leisure anytime throughout the Memorial Day weekend (May 29-31). All routes will start/finish within the 3,000 full size American flags.
Cost is only $35 and totes may be picked up at the Field of Heroes (325 N. Cleveland Ave) beginning at 4:00PM on Friday, May 28th. Sign up here.
If you choose to participate in the Virtual Option, virtual race packets will be shipped at an additional cost and must be pre-ordered by May 23 as items will be shipped on May 24th and prior to May 28th. You may walk or run your Virtual Race anywhere you choose and any distance you choose.
See website for more announcements about Field of Heroes.
Westerville Sports Complex
325 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082
Find changes for other Memorial Day events in Columbus here.