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Field of flags will return to Naperville’s Rotary Hill for Veterans Day


The National Healing Field Foundation is honored to join Operation Support Our Troops – America and the Naperville Park District for the 2012 Naperville Healing Field of Honor, returning to Rotary Hill in downtown Naperville, November 8-13.

The first Naperville Healing Field of honor was displayed in November 2009 with 2,009 flags.


According to publicist Veronica Porter, American flags will again “be proudly displayed on Rotary Hill as we unite as a community to remember and honor the men and women of the U.S. Military.”

The proceeds from this memorial will be used to create new and better treatments for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

At the City Council meeting on Sept. 18, committee members Patty Gustin and Dave Wentz addressed the council during public forum about the event. Councilman Paul Hinterlong also serves on the 2012 Healing Field Committee.

All 2,012 American flags will be in place on November 8.   The “Tag A Flag” ceremony will be  held at 10AM Sat., Nov. 10.

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, members of the Judd Kendall Post 3873 and the American Legion Post 43 will host the ceremony honoring the men and women of the military at the base of the Carillon at 11AM or “11-11-11” as it’s known to most veterans.

The public is invited to participate in all of the activities.

Flags for the Healing Field Memorial may be purchased for $30 each. Individuals may dedicate a flag with a yellow “Tag of Honor” tied on with yellow ribbon for $35.

Flags can be picked up from the field on the final day of the event or shipped to you for an additional $10. Flag order forms are available at the Naperville Park District Administrative Office and online at www.healingfield.org/naperville.

Donations are welcome. For info, contact Anna Zimmerman, Fundraiser Chair, at (630)212.5426, annaz@wowway.com.

Volunteers are needed for flag assembly, field set-up and field conclusion.  To volunteer,  contact Brad Wilson at (630)848-3532, bwilson@napervilleparks.org.

For more information about Operation Support Our Troops America, visit www.osotamerica.org.

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