Nathan Chapman Honor Walk
Date: Saturday, November 5th, 2022
Time: Registration begins – 8:00am
Event – 8:30am – 10:30am
Cost: $25 Adults; $10 for Veterans & First Responders; Donations accepted in any amount.
Location: San Gabriel Park, Field of Honor®
A Special Event to Honor Those Who Serve:
BACKGROUND – NATIONAL HERITAGE PROJECTS:
Georgetown Sertoma Club is proud to host the kick-off event, the Nathan Chapman Honor Walk, at the Field of Honor®. The initial event took place in 2017 with 1400 full size American Flags displayed by the Georgetown Rotary Club growing to 1600 flags today.
The Field of Honor® and Honor Walk recognize Veterans and First Responders who serve in harm’s way to keep us safe and free. The walk is named in honor of Nathan Ross Chapman whose military career spanned 13 years. Army Sergeant First Class Chapman, with 1st Special Forces Group, was the first American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan. On September 11, 2006, a bronze casting dedicated to Chapman’s memory was put on display at the Georgetown Courts Building where it resides today.
The 5K walk starts and finishes at the Field of Honor® located across from San Gabriel Park on the Activity Field on Chamber Way. All walkers will be given the opportunity to announce the name of the Veteran or First Responder they are walking to honor. A playground and rest rooms are nearby and volunteers will offer water stops along the way.
A nominal fee of $10 for Veterans and First Responders and $25 for other walkers is requested. Proceeds from the event are donated to local non-profits. Last year, funds were provided to Heroes Night Out and Wilco Blue Star & Gold Star Mothers.
Flags can be purchased and dedicated to your heroes at the Field of Honor® event tent.