The sixth annual Plano Flags of Honor is hosted by the Plano East Rotary Club in conjunction with the city of Plano.
One of the highlights of the event is a field of 1,111 full-size American flags on display at Oak Point Park in Plano. The number of flags pays tribute to the Armistice treaty signaling the end of World War I that was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, according to a news release.
“The Plano Flags of Honor manifests itself as something we can see and touch when we remember those who have served our nation and our communities,” Marine Corps Capt. and Rotarian Ean Sullivan said in the release.
Flags will be installed Nov. 4 and remain on display through Nov. 12.
“The Plano Flags of Honor unites the community with those who serve and are devoted in service to others,” event organizer Lisa Bloomer said in the release. “It gives us a ‘time out’ to pause our busy lives and reflect on our past and present heroes who keep us safe and our country’s ideals strong.”
A series of other events will be at Red Tail Pavilion at Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. All events are free and open to the public.
The schedule includes tethered hot-air balloon rides from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 5, 6 and 7, there will be student art on display. A station will also be set up during that period for people to leave a note to a hero.
The bulk of the events will be held Nov. 5.
Living historians and re-enactors dressed in period clothing with military equipment will share their stories from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. A Wells and Schell Elementary schools student musical performance will be at 10 a.m.
A Plano Safety Fair and Touch-A-Truck will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Vehicles will include fire trucks, ambulances, Careflite and bulldozers. The Fire Truck Pulloza at noon has teams of 12 competing to pull a fire truck.
Patriot Paws will be on-site with some of its dogs in training from noon-5 p.m. The nonprofit trains and provides service dogs to veterans with disabilities.
Ladies Liberty Show Troupe will perform from 3:30-5 p.m. At 6:15 p.m. police will provide a gun salute, taps will be played, and colors will be retired.
Patriot Paws and its dogs in training will also be at the park from 1-5 p.m. Nov. 6.
For more information, visit https://planoflagsofhonor.com.