CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Volunteers are on standby for the upcoming Coastal Bend Field of Honor, which will display 1,000 flags at Richard Borchard Fairgrounds on Veterans Day.
The annual Warriors Weekend Event in Victoria inspired the local even being held at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, and Tuesday, the founder of the Victoria event spoke to members of the Coastal Bend Veteran's Roundtable.
"I just want to tell you guys get out there and support this effort," said Ret. Col. Mick Petrash. "This thing is all about honor, so these veterans deserve to have honor poured into them."
Military VIP and Nueces County are sponsoring the event.
They've sold about 600 flags so far.
There are just two weeks left to donate $50 dollars for a flag to honor a veteran in your life.
Proceeds go back to veterans service organizations in the Coastal Bend.
You can also honor a service member by making a donation.
“Each of them will have a tag with the veteran's information, who the sponsor or donor is and where the actual location of the flag will be on the Field of Honor,” said J.J. Cerda, the director of veterans services for Nueces County.
Volunteer work parties are scheduled to help making bows, assembling flags, and signs for the field of honor. The events will be held in Robstown and across Corpus Christi.
Wednesday's event will be from 3-7 p.m. at the VFW Post 3837 in Calallen. It is located at 12030 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, 78410.
Thursday's will be held from 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, located at 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd in Robstown.
Friday's event will take place between 3-7 p.m. VFW Post 8932 in Flour Bluff.
For more information about the upcoming Coastal Bend Field of Honor event, check their link here.