The Eagle Field of Honor flags will stand proudly from May 20-30, 2017. They will start flying on Armed Forces Day and continue through the Memorial Day holiday. The opening ceremony is on Saturday, May 20 at four o’clock in the afternoon. It is an opportunity to publicly voice our gratitude to the military that has so bravely protected our freedoms. We are able to recognize the individuals that each flag represents. With the help of sponsors, we are able to present this family friendly event to the public for free. There are no admission costs.There will be a free BBQ for veterans and currently serving military personnel immediately following the opening ceremony. A $5 donation is requested for non-military.
Memorial Day the Brave Hearts Band will play from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Hot Dogs and drinks will be available. Donations appreciated.
Brigadier General DONOVAN, USMC (Ret.) served 30 years active duty. He was Commanding Officer of 3 units. In Vietnam 1967-68, he was the S-3 of a Bn, then the G-3 of a Brigade. Upon rotation home, he earned his J.D. at night, cum laude, while still on active duty.
As an attorney, he had the JAG Manual Investigations desk in Washington, D.C.; was Chief Defense Counsel of a Division, and was an Appellate Court judge in D.C. He was an honor graduate of AWS, a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College, and staff judge advocate of the 1st Marine Division. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1983, he was legal advisor to the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
After retirement, he was a Deputy District Attorney of San Diego County for 11 years. He prosecuted over 90 jury trials to verdict and had over a thousand appearances on pre-trial and post-trial matters.
He passed the Idaho Bar in 1998 and briefly prosecuted in Boise, 1998-99. His wife, Rita, an Idaho native, graduated from St. Alphonsus School of Nursing in 1955 and was a Navy nurse. Married 56 years, they have 3 sons and ten grandchildren.