As I parked near the top of Rotary Hill, I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the flags blowing in the breeze, hundreds of them waving their red, white & blue. Rotary Hill is dominated by the presence of The Millennium Carillon that stands tall overlooking the entire field.
Walking around the park, taking pictures from every possible angle, ofcourse I had to capture this little cutie as her Mother had dressed her in red, white & blue just for this event.
We are encouraged to buy a flag in honor of a veteran either living or dead in order to raise money to help fund the traumatic brain injury research by Dr. Jim Kelly of Washington, D.C. Many of our troops are surviving injuries they would not have in the past, but traumatic brain injuries are causing long-term problems.
Naperville hosted a Healing Field in 2009 which raised over $100,000. for the Fisher House of Hines V.A. Hospital in Chicago.
As I walked thru this field of American Flags a feeling of pride filled my soul. Sometimes we have to be reminded of just how blessed we are to live in a country where our flag flies freely with no fear or shame, how fortunate we are to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave. God bless all those who have served and continue to serve to keep our freedom safe and our flag flying proudly.
Sharing with Kim & Xanthe's "5 on Friday" . I think I bent the rules a bit the first time out on this newer theme....
Until next time....