Event Details

The Eagle Field of Honor flags will stand  proudly from May 21-31 2016. They will start flying on Armed Forces Day and continue through the Memorial Day holiday. The opening ceremony is on Saturday, May 21 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 personel 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.

  • Brave Hearts Band: Brave Hearts Band plays at the annual Falcon Crest Golf Tournament as a tribute to the birthday of fallen hero, John Borbonus. Falcon Crest Golf has been a loyal supporter of the Brave Hearts Foundation since its inception. In addition, the band regularly appears at historical events, POWMIA events, motorcycle events, and other venues throughout the year. All proceeds donated to the band are re-directed to IVAL for future grants to Idaho Veterans in critical need. The band specializes in Country, Country Gospel and 50’s – 60’s music. They are available to perform at Veterans fundraising events.

 

Event summary:

  • May 21 (Armed Forces Day) through May 31, 2016. Memorial Day is Monday, May 31st.
  • Opening Ceremony is Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:00 pm – Keynote Speaker – Brigadier General Walter Donovan, USMC (Ret)
  • Location: Merrill Park 637 E. Shore Drive Eagle, ID
  • Cost- free admission for Opening Ceremony and a walk through the Field of Honor
  • BBQ following opening Ceremony – Free to veterans and currently serving military personnel, $5 donation for non-military
  • Memorial Day – Brave Hearts Band and Hot Dog BBQ from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Flags are lit at night- a beautiful sight
  • Flag sponsorships are available throughout the week

Keynote Speaker

Walter Donovan

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.

 

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