Covina Rotary Club unfurls 2001 Flags honoring our Troops and Veterans
In 2011, the Pentagon estimated that 20% of our Veterans would be homeless. Covina Rotary took a stand and made a huge commitment to ensure our local Veterans would be cared for. We started planning Field of Valor, and it took us a year to launch the first field in 2012. Covina Rotary, in collaboration with the Veterans Administration, local law enforcement, and community support, has taken over 25 homeless Veterans from under their tents and placed them into housing. They remain in housing and are productive members of our society today. In addition, we have helped over 500 Veterans stay in their homes, and have paid rent, utilities, and various other bills on their behalf.
One hundred percent of the funds raised from the Field of Valor will provide assistance to our local Veterans, the families of our deployed military, and the Ontario USO. We are the ONLY Flag Field in the San Gabriel Valley that dedicates money raised solely to benefit our military.
How you can help our Veterans:
Join the many others in our community who have been supportive of Field of Valor. You can be a Field Sponsor at various levels (click on the Help Us page), sponsor flags for your military employees, and/or sponsor a flag in the Field for any active military or Veteran. Be sure to visit the Field of Valor between November 5th and 12th (click on the Events page). All events and visits to the Field are free of charge.
The Covina Rotary Club has made this an annual event, so watch this website for information about each year’s event!
Apply for Help:
If YOU or someone you know is a Veteran or in Active Duty and needs financial help, they may qualify for a grant from the Field of Valor. To apply, please download our Field of Valor – Request for Funds pdf file. Fill it in and send it to us for evaluation and we may be able to help. Your application will be kept confidential.
2022 Event Coming Soon:
Covina Rotary will be hosting the 11th annual Field of Valor in the City of Covina from November 5 through November 12, 2022 at Sierra Vista School located at 777 E. Puente Street, Covina, 91723.
The San Gabriel Valley experiences an amazing sense of patriotism while viewing and honoring those that serve and have served this great Nation. A section of historical flags graces the Field through for the entire event.
The Field of Valor has more stories than American flags. Bring your family to this wonderful experience.
Donations greatly appreciated!
You can dedicate a flag to a Veteran of your choice, be a sponsor of a block of flags, or if you’d just like to help us support our Veterans with a little financial assistance, you can do so by clicking the DONATE button below. Remember, 100% of your donation goes directly toward helping the Vets!
If you are dedicating a flag (for $40 donation), be sure to include information about the person you’re honoring in Paypal. NOTE: There will be a box titled “Honoree Name, Rank, & Branch of Service” where you can provide this info.