05 November 2023 MG (R) Robert L. Halverson Represented TCAC at Field of Honor Ceremony in Georgetown Texas

05 November 2023 MG (R) Robert L. Halverson Represented TCAC at Field of Honor Ceremony in Georgetown Texas

Publication Date
Sunday, November 5, 2023

Georgetown, Texas

Immediate Chapter Past President, MG (Ret) Robert L. Halverson represented the Texas Capital Area Chapter and formally participated in the Annual Rotary Club of Georgetown Field of Honor ceremony in Georgetown Texas on 05 November 2023. 

General Halverson was deeply involved with the planning, resourcing and set up of this awesome display of United States Flags. The flags represent each individual veteran in Williamson County Texas. They are purchased by private citizens who wish to honor a family member or friend who has served our Nation honorably in the US Armed Forces. During the 05 November ceremony our Past Chapter President, MG (Ret) Robert L. Halverson made the introduction of the keynote speaker, CSM Michelle Thompson. Our chapter was instrumental in coordinating the speaker for this event. CSM Michelle Thompson is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Deputy Adjutant General for Army of the Texas Army National Guard.

MG Halverson also handcrafted and donated two writing pens which were presented to the speakers at this ceremony to honor our veterans. This is the seventh year that General Halverson has participated in this great ceremonial event to honors active duty, retired, and reserve veterans as well as first responders. They all are our heroes and deserve our respect and appreciation for their sacrifices. The Field of Honor is about the size of a football field and has some 1400 US Flags. Each flag is purchased by a patriot in honor of an individual veteran. It is a large display which is very impressive.  

Our current chapter president, COL (Ret) Garry Patterson visited the Field of Honor on 6 November to thank the many volunteers and the Rotary Club for their recognition of our veterans. During this visit he was able to meet with the volunteers and witness classes being presented to local elementary and middle school students about the founding of our nation and the sacrifices of our military men and women. More than 1, 500 local school children are bused to this Field of Honor weekly to learn about our veterans and take pride in being an American citizen. This is an awesome tribute and will continue to be displayed during the month of November in honor of our veterans.

Additional pictures in the photo gallery.