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A Sea Of Red, White And Blue Flies For Vets In Northbrook

Village honors veterans this weekend with 1,901 flags planted on the Village Green.

This weekend, Village Green Park goes red, white and blue with nearly 2,000 flags honoring local members of the armed forces.

With the help of local volunteers, the and other sponsors, the has transformed into a memorial for soldiers who have given their lives in the service of war and peace.

The honor field is composed of 1,858  flags--43 short of the 1,901, the year the Village of Northbrook was incorporated.  Those missing 43 flags represent the soldiers from Northbrook that have lost their lives in past wars, and will be placed around the local baseball diamond where many of them played as children.

The weekend-long memorial features The Legacy Girls,  a number of musical performances in the Village Green Park gazebo, and the  Muligan's Battery Cannon, presented by the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War SVR unit. 

Events take place every day through Tuesday, when the flags come down.



Friday, May 27                                                           

8-8:30 p.m.: Sunset Ceremony  by Father Tom Moran of      

Saturday, May 28

Music in the Gazebo:

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Patriotic Music Marches On           
1-2 p.m.: The Legacy Girls                                         
2:30-4 p.m.:  Palatine Concert Band with members of the Northbrook Junior High Wind Ensemble                                        

8-8:30 p.m.: Sunset Ceremony by Father Bob Heinz of                   

Sunday, May 29                                                  

Music in the Gazebo:                                                  

12-1 p.m.: Navy Band Great Lakes                                          
1:30-2:30 p.m.: The Legacy Girls                                                                         
3-4 p.m.: Northbrook Symphony Brass Quintet                                         

8-8:30 p.m.: Sunset Ceremony by Cantor Kim Harris of                                    

Monday, May 30           

10:30 a.m. Parade from Cherry & Western to Village Green Park 

Ceremony in the Village Green immediately after the parade

8-8:30 p.m.: Closing Sunset Ceremony by Pastor John Berg of            

Tuesday, May 31

8 a.m.: Flags dismantled and arranged for pickup.

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