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Old Glory coming to Rotary Hill November 8 to 13


The Naperville Healing Field of Honor will return to Rotary Hill along the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville November 8-13.

2009 Field of Honor Photos by Jim Hoch of James Hoch Photography. Contact him at jehoch1@aol.com or visit jameshochphotography.smugmug.com.

This year, 2,012 American flags, up three flags from 2,009 three years ago, will be proudly displayed on Rotary Hill to unite the community with an opportunity to remember and honor the men and women of the U.S. Military.

The proceeds from this commemorative event will benefit Operation Support Our Troops–America and initiatives to create new and better treatments for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

For more details or to purchase a flag ($35 with tag), visit www.healingfield.org/naperville-il-2012.

Local photographer captures 2,009 flags

Warrenville photographer Jim Hoch discovered the 2009 Healing Field of Honor by accident and kindly shared his photos with PN.

“I didn’t know the Healing Field even existed before I came to the Moser Tower to take pictures on that day in 2009,” said Jim Hoch. “It was just a beautiful day and I wanted some nice shots of the millennium tower. However, once there, I was taken back, and simply astounded at the visual spectacle these flags presented.”

“I would say to everyone that they should come out and see what 2,012 flags all in one area look like,” Hoch added. “Trust me, it’ll bring a lump to your throat and a tear to your eye – and, while you’re at it, purchase one of the flags, as all proceeds go towards PTSD and TBI research—post traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury.”



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