Field of Memories

Field of Memories Schedule of Events Announced for 2019

Purchase a Flag Dedication for the 2019 Field of Memories

The Field of Memories opens to the public on Thursday, May 23rd at 9:00 AM. Daily hours will be 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM through Memorial Day (Monday, May 27th).  

Once again, all proceeds from the sale of flag dedications will be donated to Operation: Ramp It Up for Veterans. 

Lunch with a Veteran will be held on Sunday, May 26th at 11:30 AM followed by our annual flag raising ceremony lead by American Legion Post 513. Team Fastrax will be performing its patriotic parachute jump on Sunday at 12:00 noon.  All veterans, active duty military, their family and friends and the public are invited to lunch courtesy of Arlington Memorial Gardens. Lunch and the flag raising ceremony will be held adjacent to Arlington's Garden of Patriotism.

Field of Memories Proceeds Help Local Veterans

Arlington is honored to announce our next ramp installation from proceeds of flag dedications during the Field of Memories 2018. Volunteers from The Arlington Memorial Gardens, as well as private individuals, will be installing a ramp in support of “Operation Ramp It Up For Veterans,” a non-profit organization that builds and installs mobility ramps for veterans.  

The ramp is one of two being paid for by proceeds raised through the flag dedications during the 2018 The Arlington Memorial Gardens’ “Field of Memories.” On Saturday, Oct. 27th   9:30 am - 12:30 pm, rain or shine, a ramp will be installed at the home of a Korean War Veteran in Harrison, Ohio. 

If you would like to help with this ramp installation, please contact Lisa McClain, Arlington’s Program & Development Coordinator at 513-521-7003.

Past Ramp Installation News:
Arlington Employees, Operation Ramp It Up for Veterans Volunteers as well as individual volunteers who helped during the Field of Memories at Arlington worked side by side with the VFW Foundation to install a mobility ramp for a local veteran

On Saturday, July 28th, volunteers worked at the home of Alan & Denice Whitaker in Connersville, Indiana. Alan is an Army Veteran with health issues/mobility issues and walks with a cane. His wife Denice also has health issues/mobility issues. She lost her left leg to cancer and now uses a wheelchair or scooter. Denice rarely leaves the house because it was difficult for Alan to get her to the car.  She could exit a patio door, but the terrain made it difficult to get to the driveway.

A mobility ramp was installed from their front door to the parking area of their car.  She will now be able to go directly to the car, and Alan will be able to assist her getting into the car. The two of them will have the freedom of leaving the house.

Field of Memories Leads to Ramp Installation

    Field of Memories: Friday, May 25

      Lunch with a Veteran and Flag Raising: May 27

        Field of Memories 2018 Overview

        After a second successful year, the Field of Memories is now open for the third year of this patriotic display to honor veterans. The display once again culminated with a series of events on Memorial Day weekend .

        You can hear Dan Applegate, president of The Arlington Memorial Gardens, discuss the Field of Memories and all upcoming events in an interview on WMKV radio. Click here to listen the podcast.

        And you can watch Arlington's Lisa McCain interviewed on WLW-TV and Fox19 as she discusses all Field of Memories activities.

        The Arlington Memorial Gardens will host the “Remembering Our Fallen” exhibit May 25th-28th. This emotional traveling exhibit honors the close to 7,000 military sons and daughters whose lives were lost since 9/11 in the War On Terror. The display, the first-of-its-kind, honors our fallen military members who have given the fullest measure of devotion while serving our country in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 

        The display consists of over 30 Tribute Towers supporting double-sided and full-color banners to withstand the elements, making it possible to be exhibited both outdoors and indoors. Each Tribute Tower is 10 feet high and 5 feet wide and includes both military and personal photos of our country's fallen heroes. Click here to learn more.

        Field of Memories Featured in Magazine
        The International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association (ICCFA) is the largest “death care” association in the United States and includes members from all over the world.  We’re extremely proud that our 2017 Field of Memories activities were selected as a feature in the current (November) issue of its monthly magazine. The five-page article highlights all of the activities that took place over the course of the Memorial Day week.

        The second year of our Field of Memories to honor our veterans in 2017 continued to earn growing interest in the Greater Cincinnati community. The flags sat atop 6’ poles and were visible 24 hours a day with the field lit at night.

        We'd like you to thank our sponsors listed on this page who made the Field of Memories possible -- and  you can browse through the photo gallery below to see highlights.

        Field of Memories at Dusk: 2018

          Field of Memories Friday, May 26 Photos: 2017

            Eyes of Freedom Photo gallery

              Field of Memories Photo Gallery: 2017