The Fort William Henry is hosting a Veterans Day Field of Flags Ceremony. The observance commemorates our American military, past and present, for their service and sacrifice. More than 8,000 flags are proudly displayed on The Fort William Henry’s west lawn this year through Friday, November 12, 2021. The field offers time to reflect, a place for healing, and a moment of peace.
A formal acknowledgment and musket salute will occur on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 11 am. Refreshments will follow in The Village Blacksmith Restaurant.
The Museum is open after the ceremony until 4 pm. Guides and docents are available to speak with guests.
Each year, visitors to The Fort are invited to submit a family member’s name, or their own, together with the rank, time period, and their branch of service. The name of each veteran or active-duty military personnel is displayed on large signs placed around The Field of Flags. Service member names are grouped by military branch, chronologically and then alphabetically. The public can add their service members’ names to the field for 2022 by visiting the Museum or calling (518) 964-6647. This event is free and open to the public.
Masks and social distancing are encouraged at this outdoor event.
WHAT: Fort William Henry Field of Flags Ceremony – Veterans Day Tribute
WHEN: Thursday, November 11, 11 am
WHO: Veterans, community leaders, the general public, others
WHERE: On the west lawn at The Fort William Henry Hotel, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY 12845
NOTE: The Museum is now open in the winter. Days of operation will be Saturdays through November and December (closed Christmas) and Thursdays through Sunday beginning January 6, 2022.