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Suburban flag display honors fallen service members from Illinois

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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A moving display in one suburban community is making sure fallen service members from Illinois are not forgotten this holiday weekend. Taking shape in an empty field at the intersection of Three Oaks and Georgetown Road in Cary, there are now more than 354 flags, each representing an Illinois service member who died in combat since 1991. Named the "Field of the Fallen," every flag placed into the ground has a story attached to it, with a soldier’s name, age, rank and the day they died. Matt Charlier has helped...

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