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Find Your Holiday Events in Plano

Plano Texas is an active and lively community with many events of interest to our out of town guests and local community throughout the year. Ethnic festivals, arts and crafts fairs, exciting theatre, sporting events and much more are included in the calendar of events. Use the easy search box below to find out what is going on during your visit or plan your next trip to Plano around one of these great events. If you are interested in having an event listed on our calendar, you can Submit an Event here.

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Plano Flags of Honor – Honoring Veterans & First Responders

1,000 flags
1,000 stories
1,000 reason to say Thank You!

Head to Oak Point Park November 9-16 to experience the Plano Flags of Honor. You’ll discover a field of more than 1,000 3′ x 5′ American Flags, expressing our region’s gratitude to our veterans and first responders. Each flag tells the story of heroes whose lives were devoted in service to others, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice. You will hear the haunting sound of TAPS at dusk each day and experience the reverence of walking the field at night when the flags seem to reach out and tell their own stories.

Programs

2019 TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES AND DETAILS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Come watch as we put up over 1,000 flags or better yet, visit our volunteer page and sign up to help!
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
  • 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come visit with your local first responders, get an up-close look at their coolest vehicles and equipment, enjoy music and food trucks.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies, Color guard presentations, guest speakers, A Bronze Star will be awarded by Congressman Van Taylor, musical performance by Air National Guard Msgt. Ericka Stevens, American Legion Post 321 Color Guard will perform a 13 Fold ceremony and taps at sunset.
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH 
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. K9 Service Animal demonstration by Les Castro and his dog Pepper of Faithful Friends Ministry.
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Share in the celebration of Marine Corps Birthday when we cut the giant cake, Plano East JROTC drill exhibition and color guard duties, guest speakers, musical performance by The Ladies Liberty, taps at sunset.
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Therapuetic Horsemanship demonstration provided by the Archie Foundation Hoofbeats for Veterans
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Veterans Day Observance, Special recognition of WWII and Korean War Veterans, guest speakers, musical performance by Rhyan Anderson, 13 Fold Ceremony provided by the American Legion Post 321, taps at sunset.
  • Veterans are invited to sign up to have their story documented as part of the Veterans History project.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  The Collin County Veterans Coalition Luncheon will be held at the event tent at the field along with a Veterans Resource Symposium hosted by the Veterans Center of North Texas and Plano Community Homes.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH
  • All day – Open to the public and available for field trips.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
  • All day – Open to the public and available for field trips.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH
  • All day – Open to the public and available for field trips.
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Evening closing ceremony, guest speakers, musical performance by the Plano Civic Chorus, flag retirement ceremony by Boy Scout troop 291. The public is welcome to bring flags that are in need of retirement.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH
  • 12:30 p.m. Recognition of members of Rotary that have served our country (Open to all Rotarians)
  • All day – Open to the public.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Honorarium pick-up and field break-down.

Event Details

Start: Saturday, November 9, 2019
End: November 16
Event Website
Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
5901 Los Rios Blvd.
Plano, TX 75074 United States
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Venue Phone Number: (972) 941-7250

Other

Your Name
Joanna Rotar
Your Email
pfohintern@gmail.com
Event Contact
pfohintern@gmail.com