November 6 to 12, 2015 at Rotary Hill located along the Riverwalk in Downtown Naperville
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|Rotary Hill will once again provide the gorgeous setting for Naperville’s 2015 Healing Field of Honor®. Thousands of U.S. flags posted to create a sea of red, white and blue that will form an inspiring and lasting memory as the residents from Naperville and surrounding communities unite to honor our veterans.The theme for this year’s event is “50 Years of Healing” commemorating the Vietnam War as we honor and remember the 3 million service men and women who left family and friends to fight a politically unpopular war far from home. 58 thousand died serving in Southeast Asia leaving behind family and friends who yet carry the burden of their loss. Returning veterans of that conflict did not receive the welcome home they so richly deserved. Nevertheless, the passage of five decades has brought awareness that the men and women of our armed forces, sent to fight on foreign battlefields, earn the support and thanks of their fellow countrymen. The Naperville 2015 Healing Field of Honor® field of flags will stand as a solemn tribute to those who fought and died during the Vietnam War.
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• You may pick up your flag Friday, November 13 starting at 9:00 AM at the field sight or Saturday, November 14 at 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (noon) at the Riverwalk Eatery. Flags that were purchased and paid to be mailed will be mailed within 30 days after the event.
• Effective November 1: ONLINE ORDERS CLOSED- You may purchase a flag at the field using cash, check or credit card.
* Come Tag a Flag Saturday after the Opening Ceremony at 10:00 *
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 11:am
If you do not wish to pick up the flag it will be donated to active service men and women, Veterans, or used in patriotic community events. Thank you for your support.
|Please join us as we walk amid the ordered rows of Old Glory where each full-sized flag waves atop an eight foot white staff in a stirring formation. Standing amid the flags, we remember and reflect in a salute of the living to those who died defending our freedom.|
|Flag sponsorships have been discontinued for the year.
Thank you for your flag order and participating in such a worthy event. Flag pick-up is Friday, November 13th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and, Saturday, November 14th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon, at the Riverwalk Eatery, in downtown Naperville.
If you do not wish to pick up the flag it will be donated to active service men and women, Veterans, or used in patriotic community events. Thank you for your support.Sponsorship LevelsFreedom – $1,500
Liberty – $1,000
Patriot – $500
Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation
Operation Support Our Troops America
The Naperville Park District, community groups, businesses and individuals.
Project Chair: Marty Walkerfirstname.lastname@example.org
PR Chair: Veronica Porteremail@example.com
Program Chair: Jack Shifflerfirstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Chair: Brad Wilsonemail@example.com
Field Coordinator: Ray McGuryfirstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraiser Chair: Anna Zimmermanemail@example.com