The Annual "Field of Honor" American Flag display will be available for viewing this weekend. The 1,000 flags will be on display this year at the Illinois Veteran’s Home near the shelter house by Lake Illinois.

This will be the 6th year for the Quincy Exchange Club’s “Field of Honor” and the third year for it being at the Veteran’s Home in Quincy. The first two years it was on display on the large field off of Locust Street. It has also been set up at for two years at Madison Park and one year on the lawn of John Wood Community College.

If you are wondering, weren’t these displays always in November? Well, the previous 5 displays were in November. The Exchange Club decided that the cold weather over the past years in November has prevented many people from coming out to see the display therefore they have moved it to September this year.

This beautiful panorama of red, white and blue will greet visitors day and night.  The display, which is free of charge, is a wonderful site during the day, but most people seem to enjoy the illuminated "Field of Honor" during the evenings. The display will go up Friday afternoon and will come down Monday afternoon.

All are invited to visit the "Field of Honor" display to support the Quincy Exchange Club in presenting an event that will draw area residents together honoring those who have served us to protect our freedoms.  The "Field of Honor" flag display event and the "Flags of Honor" neighborhood flag display program promote the display of the Stars and Stripes throughout the Quincy community.

Speaking of "Flags of Honor", if you would like to purchase a subscription for one of the flags, perhaps for a Christmas present, the Exchange Club can provide a very nice gift certificate that they can wrap for giving. The certificates will be available at the display this weekend. The cost is only $30 to have one of the American Flags placed on your property during four different holidays. With 1,000 flags available for subscription, the proceeds will go to the club’s projects - like the recent purchase of the Freedom Gallery at Quincy Senior High and Quincy Notre Dame High Schools.

In coming years, the Exchange Club plans to put Freedom Galleries at the five new elementary schools, as well as at all of the parochial schools. For more information on a $30 subscription, go to go to or stop by the Exchange Club’s table this weekend at the Veteran’s Home.

As a side note, the Endless Summer Car Show will also be going on Sunday at the Veteran's Home. So stop by and check out two events at the same time.