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.