Field of Honor

Field of Honor

Field of Honor for Heroes and Helpers

We hope you had a chance to visit the 2023 Field of Honor where we paid tribute to those who lost their lives in service to their country or their community.

Registration for the Field of Honor 2024 will open in February 2024. 


The Stars and Stripes remind us of who we are as a people. They remind us that freedom is not free and that life is precious. Our flag also reminds us that America's strength comes from its unity-- a unity symbolized by the Stars and Stripes.

To honor those who serve our nation and those who have come before, each year around Memorial Day, Bowie creates a Field of Honor at Sussex Lane Park. 

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Every Flag Tells a Story

Each flag will be accompanied by a dedication card. Residents, businesses, organizations, schools, houses of worship and others are invited to dedicate a flag in memory of an individual or group. Through their dedications, participants can

  • Honor a loved one who is, or was, a veteran or who serves in the military.
  • Honor a profession, such as medical providers or public safety officials who have helped us through the pandemic.
  • Honor an individual or group that provides support or assistance to the community.
  • Honor the memory of a person who lost their life in service to their country, to COVID or to other illness or tragedy.

When the Field of Honor is set up, we hope that as you drive by you will pause and remember the heroes and helpers honored there. Or better still, we encourage you to take some time to walk among the flags and read the dedication that will accompany each one. 

Dedicate a Flag

You may purchase a dedicated flag or become a program sponsor by going to   

Flags can be purchased and dedicated in honor of loved ones for $45 each. Each dedicated flag will have a card attached to it describing who is being honored. Proceeds from this event will go to the Bowie Interfaith Food Pantry.

When the Field of Honor ends, the dedicated flags can be picked up at City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, June 6th.

The Field of Honor will be located in an open space between Annapolis Road and Sussex Lane, across from Bowie High School. Parking will be available on Sussex Lane. 

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