6th Annual Field of Honor®

May 22, 2021 @ 8:36AM — July 10, 2021 @ 11:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Each year to honor our Military, our veterans and our first responders, the Jacobus Vanderveer House hosts our Field of Honor® in which we display 200 3'x5' American Flags in the field next to our House so that the display is visible from Route 206. Given our historical connection to General Henry Knox and the Pluckemin Cantonment, the first Military Training Academy in the United States, we feel privileged to demonstrate honor and respect for the flag and the men and women throughout our history who have fought to defend it.

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6th Annual Field of Honor®

Beginning on May 22nd the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House will proudly host our 6th annual Field of Honor®. Flags will be on display from May 22, 2021 - July 11, 2021. You can sponsor a flag for $40 or purchase a flag for $60, and dedicate it in honor of a loved one.

July 10, 2021 Community Event
Join us on Saturday, July 10th for outdoor, patriotic fun!

As part of our Field of Honor® display, The Friends invite you to attend our 2021 reopening Field of Honor® Celebration which will take place on Saturday, July 10th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Our community event schedule is listed below. This event is free to the public.

12:00 pm: Patriotic musical performance by the White House Wind Symphony
11:00 am-2:00 pm: Blacksmith demonstration by a Billy Barrett
11:00 am-2:00 pm: Spinner demonstration by Mayra Petretti
11:00 am-2:00 pm: Lace Making demonstration by Lois Macknik

Share your dedication on our Facebook!
Personalize a post that will be shared and highlighted on our Facebook page for those who sponsor or purchase a flag. If you are interested in having your dedication highlighted on our Facebook page, please click here to fill out our survey.

What is Field of Honor®?
The Field of Honor® program is part of a national movement that started out as a way to commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

In just a short amount of time, the concept has grown and communities like ours across America are turning to Field of Honor® tributes to raise money and awareness for a growing array of causes. The Field of Honor® is a community project of remembrance, and an expression of humanity and patriotism.

About the Jacobus Vanderveer House:
The Jacobus Vanderveer House served as headquarters for General Henry Knox during the winter of 1778-79 and is the only known building still standing that was associated with the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment, believed to be the first installation in America to train officers in engineering and artillery. The Jacobus Vanderveer House interprets Dutch colonial life in America as well as the stay by General Knox and his family during the 1778-79 encampment. A National and New Jersey Historic Site, the Jacobus Vanderveer House is a true landmark that offers a vivid look into the history of our country and the lives of those who made it. For more information visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org