In celebration of one of its largest participant populations, the National Ability Center will host a Field of Flags display and walk, along with the second Salute Your Hero contest
Park City, Utah (Oct. 27, 2021) – Today, the National Ability Center (NAC), a leading non-profit organization that provides world-class adaptive recreation and outdoor adventures for individuals and families with differing abilities, announced it will host a Field of Flags ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with an Honorary Walk beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Miners Hospital Community Center in ParkCity, in observance of Veterans Day. The day’s festivities are an outdoor celebration in conjunction with the return of the Field of Flags display that will be featured outside of the Miner’s Hospital from Monday, Nov. 8 through Monday, Nov. 15. Additionally, the NAC is presenting its second-annual Salute Your Hero contest. Nominations for the contest opened Friday, Oct. 8 and will close Friday, Oct. 29.
“As one of the largest populations we serve at the NAC, this audience is a critical part of the heartbeat of the adaptive mission. We believe it is our responsibility to not only pay tribute to local and national veterans for their selfless sacrifice but to also raise awareness of the needs of returning military personnel and their families,” said Danny Glasser, CEO of the National Ability Center. “This year’s breadth of celebratory initiatives allows our community, near and far, to honor their service by visiting the Field of Flags display, attending the ceremony or nominating their own heroes for the Salute Your Hero contest. This is our way of displaying our gratitude to the military populations that we serve, and we enthusiastically invite our local community to join us.”
The Field of Flags display will feature more than 150 flags in remembrance and gratitude for the selfless service of active military personnel and veterans from the Park City community. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Field of Flags ceremony will feature a speech from National Ability Center representatives and will culminate with an Honorary Walk at 9:30 a.m. around City Park. During the ceremony, attendees are encouraged to honor their heroes by writing their name on a blank flag and placing it among the display. Both events are generously sponsored by the Boeing Company, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, ABC4, Del Taco, Vail EpicPromise, Zions Bank, Utah Live Elevated, Adobe, and Hamlet Homes.
Additionally, the second annual Salute Your Hero contest is accepting nominations now through Friday, Oct. 29. Friends and family of military service members or veterans are invited to nominate their hero for a complimentary health and wellness trip to the National Ability Center Ranch valued at $5,000. The Boeing Company and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation are each sponsoring a getaway for a three-day, two-night stay in the NAC lodge for up to six guests, including free lodging and meals, and will have access to the NAC’s world-class adaptive recreation programs. Winners will be announced at the Field of Flags ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
“The National Ability Center remains committed to serving our military members, both physically and emotionally, and that is why Boeing is pleased to continue our partnership with the NAC and sponsor this honorary event,” said Joel Raup, general manager, Boeing Salt Lake. “Boeing has served our nation’s military for many years with equipment, resources and career opportunities, and similarly we are pleased and committed to support Veterans’ full lifespans from active duty through civilian life.”
For more than 35 years, the NAC has served the military community through individual lessons, family camps and retreats and adventure programs. To learn more about the Field of Flags display, ceremony, and honorary walk or to nominate a veteran in the Salute Your Hero contest, visit https://discovernac.org/events/saluting-our-heroes/. For additional information about the National Ability Center, visit discovernac.org.