Flags of Valor

Flags of Valor

On Labor Day, we went to view the Flags of Valor display on Art Hill in Forest Park. Erected on occasion of the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, it is composed of about 7.500 American flags, one for every fallen service member since that date. Each flag has a dog tag memorializing the individual that it represents. There was only a light and variable breeze that day, which caused occasional ripples across the field of flags. I think that this project has been planned for quite a while now and the idea of it predates recent events in Afghanistan. Still, it underscores the loss that that forever war has cost us over the last twenty years. 

Flags of Valor

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