Memorial Weekend: Field Of Honor & Civil War Living History Camp 

Civil War Living History Camp (Photo provided by Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary)


The Field Of Honor—500 American flags fly in formation—and a Civil War Living History Camp will be open to the public at no cost on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-27, at the south entrance of Spring  Canyon Community Park, Fort Collins.  

“Field Of Honor is a community celebration that honors our heroes—veterans, active military, first responders, medical workers, community leaders, teachers, and personal heroes,” states Michele  Marquitz, president of the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary that sponsors this event. “Field Of Honor is specifically designed so you can walk among the flags and read the medallions attached to the flags.  Each medallion recognizes a specific hero and shares information about that hero. 

Field of Honor Fort Collins (Photo provided by Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary)

“Field Of Honor provides an ideal place where we can educate future generations regarding the role  real-life heroes play—or have played—in our lives.” 

The Rotary-sponsored Civil War Living History Camp will bring the past to life, with knowledgeable Civil  War historians demonstrating the tools, tactics, and day-to-day camp life of Civil War soldiers.  

“The Civil War was filled with heroes—the known and the unknown,” states Jared Maddox with the C.  CO. 6th U.S. Infantry Regiment Civil War, Sixth Infantry Reenactors Association. “Only a small fraction of any soldier’s time was spent in front-line combat. Instead, the vast majority of his existence revolved  around the routines of camp life, which presented its own set of struggles and hardships, and the public  will get a firsthand look at that daily life during this re-enactment.”  

The public is also encouraged to read the short essays Poudre School District third and fourth graders  penned about their heroes. The winning three essays will be highlighted near the Rotary booth, with all  essays available to be read in binders.  

Individuals wishing to acknowledge a hero with a medallion on a flag in the Field Of Honor can do so at

Funds raised through medallion sales, community supporters, and donations go to Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Foundation to support local non-profits that provide services to veterans and first responders and benefit local and international service projects undertaken by Fort  Collins Breakfast Rotary Foundation.

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