Oak Brook, IL ~ Healing Field® 2017

September 7 – 11, 2017
Polo Club Field, 1200 Oak brook Rd, Oak Brook IL 60523

The True Patriots Care Foundation will again host a Healing Field® flag display where 2,976 American Flags will be posted in perfect rows and columns in an awe inspiring tribute to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. All area residents are invited to visit the Healing Field® display and walk amid the flags. Read More…

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Field of FlagsThe True Patriots Care Foundation will again host a Healing Field® flag display where 2,976 American Flags will be posted in perfect rows and columns in an awe inspiring tribute to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. All area residents are invited to visit the Healing Field® display and walk amid the flags. Those who have visited a Healing Field® display in surrounding communities know to expect an inspiring and memorable event, and those who are first time visitors will find that the amazing display must be experienced to be fully appreciated.

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Benefiting Charities:
True Patriots Care
Hosted By:
True Patriots Care
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Jerry Christopherson

In the News

In The NewsTaste of Oak Brook: Come for the food, stay for the fireworks
Daily Herald
Several groups will have information booths at the Taste including the nonprofit True Patriots Care Foundation, which will be accepting donations to display rows of American flags in a Healing Field in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Bettin said. The Healing Field will be Sept. 7 to 11 at the Polo Club Field, 1200 Oak Brook Road.

9/11 memorial services take place around Chicago, suburbs on 16th anniversary of the attacks
WGN 9
The victims of the September 11th attacks are being remembered this morning at events around the Chicago area. Today marks the 16th year since planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in what is considered the deadliest attack on U.S. soil.

Oak Brook to host 2,976 flags for 9/11 program
Chicago Tribune
Oak Brook’s annual memorial ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be considerably amplified this year. The village will host its traditional program at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the Fire Department, 1200 Oak Brook Road, but there’s much more.

Ceremonies to mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
Daily Herald
Several DuPage County communities, including Naperville, Oak Brook, Lombard and Glendale Heights, will observe the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with remembrance ceremonies.

Oak Brook Remembers 9-11 Victims With Flag Display
CBS Chicago
There’s a 9-11 Healing Field in Oak Brook for the next few days – a remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed during the terrorist attacks on the United States almost 16 years ago. “There’s 2,976 flags. Each flag is 3×5 and it’s on an 8’ pole,” according to Jerry Christopherson, president of True Patriots Care of the display in the field behind the Oak Brook Public Library.

Oak Brook healing field remembers 9/11
ABC 7
16 years ago, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center brought the U.S. to a stand-still. More than a decade after the 9/11 tragedies, Americans everywhere continue to memorialize those who perished that September day.

Oh Say, Can You See?: 9/11 Flag Display and the Flag’s Symbolic Power
USC Annenberg
As the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, communities from Utica, New York to Sandy, Utah are preparing versions of what has become a new national flag ritual—the commemoration of the lives lost and the reiteration of American strength and unity in the wake of those attacks via the display of large numbers of United States flags.

Healing Field honors 9/11 victims with 2,976 flags in Oak Brook
News of Chicago
The village of Oak Brook and The True Patriots Care Foundation are hosting a Healing Field flag display to honor the fallen of 9/11. As part of the display, 2,976 American flags are posted in perfect rows and columns at the Oak Brook Sports Core, just east of Oak Brook Public Library. The display will remain through Monday, Sept. 11.

Oak Brook honors 9/11 victims with Healing Field: ‘Each of these flags is representing somebody’
Chicago Tribune
The cards, each with a name and short biography, attached to the U.S. flags in the Healing Field flag display spoke loudly, without uttering a word. The flags, one for each of the 2,976 Americans who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, were staked into the ground in perfect rows and columns Thursday through Monday.

Oak Brook marks 9/11 with display of nearly 3,000 flags
WLS 890 AM
A suburban Chicago community is marking the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with a display of nearly 3,000 American flags. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports that the 9/11 Healing Field in Oak Brook includes 2,976 flags — one for each victim of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 — on poles spread over a soccer field at 700 Oak Brook Road.

Healing Field honors 9/11 victims with 2,976 flags in Oak Brook
Daily Herald
Jennifer Paul was at home caring for her 6-week-old daughter the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Like millions of other Americans, she watched in horror as the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon unfolded on television. “It was like the world was ending,” the 38-year-old Brookfield resident said.

‘Healing Field’ honors 9/11 victims with nearly 3,000 flags
ABC 13
16 years ago, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center brought the U.S. to a stand-still. More than a decade after the 9/11 tragedies, Americans everywhere continue to memorialize those who perished that September day.

Healing Field Flag Display — Heavy Traffic Expected
Public Now
The Village and The True Patriots Care Foundation are hosting a Healing Field flag display where 2,976 American Flags will be posted in perfect rows and columns in an awe inspiring tribute to honor those killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001. There will also be daily programs and participation from veterans, community and school groups. The display will take place through Monday, September 11th.

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