The Field of Flags takes place at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park every five years to commemorate the anniversary of September 11, 2001. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta, the quinquennial event begins approximately a week before September 11, with a processional of flags from Grace Community Church on Kennesaw Avenue to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a distance of about one mile. The flags will then be installed in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, with a flag for each life lost on 9/11. The flags will fly September 4 through September 18, 2021 and a memorial service will take place on September 11.
Saturday, September 4
9am – Begin to gather for the Flag Parade at Grace Community Church, 770 Kennesaw Avenue NW, Marietta, GA 30060.
10am – Flag Parade: Processional from Grace Community Church to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to place flags in the Field of Flags (approx. 1 mile).
Saturday, September 11
7:55am to 11am – Memorial Service at the Field of Flags with Bagpiper Detective Tommy Burns, Speaker Retired NYFD Capt. James D’Avolio, Soloist Heather Graham Tamburello, Marietta Fire Department Color Guard, 21-Gun Salute by Cobb County Police Honor Guard, Riderless Horseman presentation by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Department, and Retired Homeland Security Agent Richard Rubio will play taps after the reading of the names of the 2,977 innocent victims at the end of the Ceremony at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30152.
Saturday, September 18
10am to 5pm – Flag removal begins the morning of the 18th. If you’ve opted to pick up your sponsored flag(s), pick-up will be at First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue NW, Marietta, GA 30064 (parking lot on the Polk Street side).
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
For more information, please visit http://www.mariettakiwanis.org/FIELDOFFLAGS
To sponsor a flag, please visit http://www.911fieldofflags.com/sponsor