2021 Plano Flag of Honor Events

 

This year's event will be held at Oak Point Park in Plano, Texas 

Link to google maps: 2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074

 

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys all week for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive and Police Christmas Cops.  

 

Toys for TotsChristmas Cops Logo

Events are subject to change:

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD (this is postponed until later today when the rain stops)

  • 8:00 a.m. (weather permitting) Do you ever how the flags get lined up so perfectly?  Watch and see as the Roome Surveying Crew lays it out for for us.  

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH

  • 10:00 a.m. Come out and see how the field comes to life.  It takes many volunteers to install the bases that will ultimately hold the flags in place.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH  No Hot Air Balloon Rides tonight due to the wind conditions but one more opportunity tomorrow night and winds are supposed to be much calmer!  Check with us around 3:30 p.m. for an update. Also, check our facebook page.

  • 10:00 a.m. Things are really taking shape today.  The flags and dedication cards are added to the field.  
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m   New this year!!!  Hot Air Balloon tethered ride to see the flags from above.  This is provided by a 3rd party who will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Plano Flags of Honor.  Cost $20 per person.  This activity is dependent on the weather.  Please check this page as well as our facebook page for updates.  

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH  

  • It's finally here! Hot Air Balloon tethered ride is on today from 6:00-8:00!  Rumor has it there might be up to 12 balloons tonight!
  • Opening Ceremony 12:00 p.m. Students from Wells and Schell Elementary will march to the cadence provided by members of the Dallas Police Department Pipe and Drums Corp. The students will perform the Armed Services Medley and Star Spangled Banner, The Plano East JROTC Panther Battalion will present colors and provide a drill exhibition, all will be followed by cookies and coffee with Veterans. 
  • The 45th Infantry Living Historians will be at the field throughout the day in period uniforms.
  • Camp Howse MVPA (Military Vehicle Preservation Assocation) will have a WWII military jeep and armored scout car on display. 
  • Frisco Memorial High School will have a Note to a Hero station set up where children and adults can write a note to a veteran or first responder.  These will be delivered to veterans overseas and local first responders.
  • 3:45 Perfomance by Ladies Liberty
  • 6:15 The Harding-Blaine American Legion Post 321 Color Guard will retire colors, perform taps and a gun salute.  
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m   New this year!!!  Hot Air Balloon tethered ride to see the flags from above.  This is provided by a 3rd party who will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Plano Flags of Honor.  Cost $20 per person.  This activity is dependent on the weather.  Please check this page as well as our facebook page for updates.  
  • We will also be streaming through out the day.  
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH 
  • Frisco Memorial High School will have a Note to a Hero station set up where children and adults can write a note to a veteran or first responder.  These will be delivered to veterans overseas and local first responders.
  • 3:45 p.m. Performance by Ladies Liberty
  • 5:15 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 291 to share with us proper flag etiquete and how to properly retire the American Flag, followed by The Harding-Blaine American Legion Post 321 Color Guard Thirteen Flag Fold ceremony. 
  • 5:30 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 291 will retire colors followed by taps and a gun salute provided by The Harding-Blaine American Legion Post 321 Color Guard.  The public is welcome to bring any flags that are in need of retirement.
  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m   New this year!!!  Hot Air Balloon tethered ride to see the flags from above.  This is provided by a 3rd party who will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Plano Flags of Honor.  Cost $20 per person.  This activity is dependent on the weather.  Please check this page as well as our facebook page for updates.  
  • We will also be streaming through out the day.  
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH  
  • Virtual programs
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
  • Virtual programs 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH
  • Marine Corps Birthday (cake will be cut after the medal presentation, great photo opportunity!)  
  • 11:45 - 1:00 Prisoner of War Medal Presentation in honor of First Lieutenant William Jennings Bryan Duncan by Congressman Van Taylor.
  • The Harding-Blaine American Legion Post 321 Color Guard will present colors for the presentation.   
  • Virtual Programs  
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
  • Veterans Day Observance
  • 11:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  In Person and Virtual Rotary Meeting to honor Veterans in our Rotary Clubs as well as those in our community.  This will be both in person and livestream.  Please follow us on FACEBOOK to watch the livestream. 
  • 5:15 p.m. The Harding-Blaine American Legion Post 321 Color Guard will present colors and at dusk will retire the colors, share with us the meaing of the 13 flag folds, and end the evening with taps and a gun salute.  
  • Virtual Programs  
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m   New this year!!!  Hot Air Balloon tethered ride to see the flags from above.  This is provided by a 3rd party who will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Plano Flags of Honor.  Cost $20 per person.  This activity is dependent on the weather.  Please check this page as well as our facebook page for updates.  
  • Virtual programs
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH  HOT AIR BALLOON TETHERED RIDES ARE ON!!!  
  • First Responder Day 
  • Frisco Memorial High School will have a Note to a Hero station set up where children and adults can write a note to a veteran or first responder.  These will be delivered to veterans overseas and local first responders.
  • 3:30 p.m. Static Display of First Responder vehicle/equipment
  • Patriot Paws will be onsite with service dogs in training 
  • 4:45 p.m. Plano Police Chief and retired Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army, Ed Drain 
  • 5:30 p.m. taps and gun salute  
  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m   New this year!!!  Hot Air Balloon tethered ride to see the flags from above.  This is provided by a 3rd party who will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Plano Flags of Honor.  Cost $20 per person.  This activity is dependent on the weather.  Please check this page as well as our facebook page for updates.  
  • Virtual Programs
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
  • 12:00-4:00 p.m. Flag takedown and Dedication Card pick up

Previous Events

2020 Event Details and Gallery

2019 Event Details & Gallery

2018 Event Details & Gallery 

2017 Gallery