PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is recruiting volunteers to assist with the presentation of the Palmdale Healing & Honor Field, a display of American flags honoring heroes, which is coming to Pelona Vista Park, 37800 Tierra Subida Ave. in Palmdale, from Sunday, May 22, through Monday, May 30.
Volunteers are needed to assist with flag installation, serve as flag locators during the duration of the display, assist at the information booth, and serve as ceremony ambassadors and greeters. Registration is available now through May 1 at www.CityofPalmdale.org/healingfield. Students are eligible for community service hours for volunteering at the Healing and Honor Field.
“This is great opportunity to get involved in a powerful, moving tribute that will touch the lives of thousands of people,” said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. “Each flag bears the name of someone special, and a meaningful story associated with them. Volunteering is a great way to honor those who work each day to keep us safe and protected from harm.”
Presented by the Palmdale Auto Mall Association and the city of Palmdale, the Palmdale Healing & Honor Field will feature 1,000 flags on 7½ foot tall poles in ordered rows. The flags are available for purchase to honor a veteran or member of the military, law enforcement, fire/EMS, or any medical personnel. A tag with the name of the person being honored will be placed on each flag. Flag purchasers may pick up their flag to keep or present to the person they honored from June 6 to June 8 at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway, in Palmdale.
Flags are $30 each and may be purchased online at www.CityofPalmdale.org/HealingField. Proceeds from flag sales will benefit local veteran groups, including American Legion 348, Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition, Coffee 4 Vets, Point Man AV, Vets 4 Veterans, VFW 3000, and VFW 3552.
The Palmdale Healing & Honor Field will open on May 22, at 9 a.m., and will be open 24 hours daily, concluding at 5 p.m. on May 30. An information booth will be staffed with volunteers and city personnel each day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The Palmdale Auto Mall Association is proud to be the presenting sponsor for this magnificent and powerful display of our nation’s red, white, and blue,” said Association President Gus Camacho. “What makes it even more significant is the names that will be associated with each flag — our family, friends, and neighbors — who have all contributed in their own unique way for the betterment of us all.”
The Palmdale Healing & Honor Field is also sponsored by Edwards Federal Credit Union and Waste Management. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. To inquire about sponsorships, email email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.CityofPalmdale.org/HealingField or call 661-267-5684.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]