Location: Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial near Loves Park City Hall
While you are enjoying the Young At Heart Festival this weekend, walk on over to the Field Of Honor Veterans Memorial. Which is located just a stones throw to the North West of the festival grounds.
The free flags are for Veterans graves. When you pick one up, be sure to grab one out of the buckets.
Rickie’s Note: I had the honor of meeting the 92-year-old Lee Hartsfield a little bit ago tonight while at the Field of Honor Veterans Memorial. We had a nice long conversation. He is a polite gentleman. He was putting flags into the buckets. Him and I talked for awhile. He was telling me how long he has been doing this tradition and the local boys and girls club helps him. And how at one time the tradition was almost terminated, due to the lack of funds. It was an honor to meet and talk to him. And a huge shout out to him for doing this!
Again this year, long-time Loves Park resident and former businessman, Lee Hartsfield, will continue his long-standing tradition of giving away “Free Flags for Veterans’ Graves” for Memorial Day. Free flags can be obtained at the Field of Honor, located off Riverside Boulevard at 100 Heart Boulevard, Loves Park, IL 61111. Please feel free to take one flag for each Veterans’ gravesite that you wish to commemorate. Flags are available now through Memorial Day. During the Riverside Boulevard closure for construction, from Tuesday, May 16th through Friday May 19th, the Field of Honor will be accessible from Walker Avenue, via River Park Drive or Short Street, through the Loves Park City Hall parking lot.
Read more at: http://loves-park.il.us/news/96/free-flags-for-veterans-graves