Field of Honor® will Salute Veterans and Active-Duty Military with 1,000 American Flags at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Seventh annual Field of Honor pays tribute to the U.S. military with ceremonies and fireworks.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 1, 2022) – Once again this year, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will be the site of Field of Honor®, which displays 1,000 3-by-5-foot American flags in a show of respect to the men and women who have served or who are now serving in the U.S. military. The flags will cover Victory Field, which is part of the 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark. The Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage has organized this event, in conjunction with the Colonial Flag Foundation and The Hermitage. 

Field of Honor will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Thursday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 12.

  • A dedication ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 with master of ceremonies Rhori Johnston, Emmy Award-winning journalist with NewsChannel5; remarks from John Cooper, mayor of Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County; and a keynote address from Ginger Gilbert Ravella, author and ambassador with the Gary Sinise Foundation.
  • A free fireworks show with patriotic music will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.
  • The Field of Honor display will conclude with a closing ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12.

“I cannot think of a more moving tribute to the many men and women who have served our country and sacrificed so much than The Field of Honor. This is an experience that must be felt,” said Desha L. Hearn, co-chair, Field of Honor. “The Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage is proud to once again present this moving tribute on the grounds of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. We are thankful to our sponsors, whose generosity allows the field to be free and open to the public.”

“The Hermitage is honored to host this patriotic display of American flags for the seventh year. As the only presidential site to host a Field of Honor and as the home of one of our presidents who served in the military, we are immensely proud that the grounds here can be used for such a spectacular tribute to the brave men and women who serve – and have served – in defense of our nation’s freedom,” said Howard J. Kittell, Andrew Jackson Foundation president and CEO.

Flags for the display may be sponsored for $30. After the event concludes, sponsors will be able to take their flags to their homes or businesses to fly proudly.

On Veterans Day, November 11, The Hermitage will offer complimentary Grounds Passes to all veterans and active duty military with a valid military ID. Discounted admission is always available at The Hermitage for active duty military and veterans.   

All proceeds raised through the Field of Honor display benefit REBOOT Combat Recovery, The Gary Sinise Foundation, The Family Center, Nashville USO, Youth Villages and Volunteers of America, among others. For more information, visit

Details on the week’s events are below:

Dedication Ceremony
            Victory Field at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Entrance is at 421 Highland Drive, Hermitage, TN 37076

When:             Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m.

Who:               Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassador and author Ginger Gilbert Ravella will be the keynote speaker. Remarks will be given by Mayor John Cooper, Andrew Jackson Foundation president and CEO Howard J. Kittell and President of the Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage Terry Scholes. Serving as the master of ceremonies will be Emmy award-winning journalist Rhori Johnston. 

FREE Fireworks Show
Where:            Victory Field at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Entrance is at 421 Highland Drive, Hermitage, TN 37076

When:             Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m.                       

Closing Ceremony
Where:            Victory Field at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Entrance is at 421 Highland Drive, Hermitage, TN 37076

When:             Saturday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m.


Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President is one of the largest, most well preserved and most visited presidential homes in the United States. Opened to the public in 1889, The Hermitage is one of America’s first presidential museums. Today, The Hermitage is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark with more than 20 historic buildings, including Jackson’s mansion and tomb, restored slave cabins, a church and gardens. In recent years, new interpretive initiatives and educational programs such as the history of slavery have enhanced the experience of more than 230,000 annual visitors. For more information, visit

About the Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage

The Exchange Club of Donelson-Hermitage is a group of men and women who work together to better the community through four programs of service: Americanism, Community Service, Youth Activities and Child Abuse Prevention. The Exchange Club promotes pride in the country, respect for the flag and appreciation of our freedoms. Exchange Clubs across the country spend countless hours and dollars improving their communities each year. In fact, many of the projects within the Program of Service have a common goal of serving and benefiting communities. Through college scholarships, mentoring and guidance, and service recognition, Exchange is making a difference to America’s youngest generations. Exchange provides a variety of public awareness materials designed to help inform and increase awareness of child abuse and how it can be prevented, along with supporting its local center, The Family Center.