Special Event


Field of Remembrance Memorial

River Raisin National Battlefield Park



Repeating Event


Every day


May 15, 2021 to June 04, 2021



Type of Event

Campfire/Evening Program
Living History
Partner Program


Field of Remembrance Memorial

Monroe & Wayne Counties, Michigan – River Raisin National Battlefield Park Doug Chaffin, Chairman of the River Raisin National Battlefield Park Foundation, announced the annual Field of Remembrance Memorial Flag display will take place from Saturday May 15, 2021 through Saturday June 4, 2021 at 333 North Dixie., Monroe, MI 48162.

Chairman Chaffin said, “It is tradition at the Battlefield to fly 500 flags to honor and remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their nation. Millions of Americans have fought and died on battlefields to defend our freedom and ensure our safety. The 2021 Field of Remembrance is dedicated to all those who have answered the call of their Nation to defend, protect and selflessly pay the ultimate sacrifice.

We hope you will join the National Battlefield Park, DTE Energy Foundation, First Merchants Bank, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Sieb Plumbing and Heating and Kiwanis Club of Monroe in saluting and thanking all those who continue to rise to the occasion and serve on the front lines to protect us during these challenging times.”

River Raisin National Battlefield Park is Michigan’s largest battlefield and preserves and protects the sacred soil that became the final resting place of the largest number of United States soldiers killed in a single battle during the War of 1812.

In 1813, Robert B. McAfee arrived at the River Raisin months after the battle and recalled: “The bleaching bones still appealed to heaven and called on Kentucky…We had heard the scene described before – we now witnessed it, in these impressive memorials. The feelings they excited cannot be described by me – but they will never be forgotten – nor while there is a recording angel in haven [heaven], or a historian upon earth, will the tragedy of the River Raisin be suffered to sink into oblivion. Future generations will often ponder on this fatal field of blood, and the future inhabitants of Frenchtown will long point out to the curious traveler…”

For best viewing of the field of flags take time to walk the Battlefield’s short trail located at 333 North Dixie Highway in Monroe, Michigan or view from your vehicle by driving through the visitor center parking area.

The National Park Service encourages people to SAFELY visit the Battlefield to honor and remember the millions of people who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while saluting those who continue to serve. All visitors are reminded to adhere to all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state and local public health authorities. The safety of our visitors, employees and volunteers is our highest priority. As services are limited, the NPS urges visitors to continue to practice Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.

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Antoine Helou
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