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.