BEDMINSTER, NJ — The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House are hosting the fifth annual Field of Honor to celebrate the nation’s independence and honor those who have served the country and loved ones.

The Friends have displayed 200 American flags in the north field of River Road Park along Route 202/206 in Bedminster. The flags will fly through Saturday, July 11. This year, the flag display is also dedicated to first responders and medical professionals. Specifically honored will be the memory of Bedminster Police Sergeant AlTerek Patterson, who died in April.

Flags are available for adoption and dedication for $40, or purchase and dedication for $60. Dedications will be listed on our website. Visit to sponsor and dedicate your flag.

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The Field of Honor program is part of a national movement that started out as a way to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The Field of Honor is a community project of remembrance, and an "expression of humanity and patriotism."

Operated by The Friends of The Jacobus Vanderveer House, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, the House is located at 3055 River Road and can be accessed via River Road Park. The Friends sponsor public events throughout the year; for directions and more information, visit