Electric flood lights illuminated 2,976 American flags for a Healing Field event in Carpenter Park in Carpentersville, almost 10 years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. There was a flag for every person who died in the attacks. The display recently helped Carpentersville win one of two Governor's Hometown Awards.
John Starks | Staff Photographer
Carpentersville Fire Chief John Schuldt salutes the flag as it is raised, then lowered to half staff during the fire department's 9/11 ceremony and dedication of a memorial to fallen firefighters on Sept. 11, 2011. The memorial includes a piece of metal from the World Trade Center and helped the village receive one of two Governor's Hometown Awards.
Brian Hill | Staff Photographer
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Carpentersville has secured not one, but two Governor's Hometown Awards for a pair of events related to the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Carpentersville was recognized for volunteer efforts surrounding its Healing Field display of 2,976 flags in Carpenter Park — one for every person killed on Sept. 11, 2001 — and a memorial that honors local firefighters and those killed in the terrorist attacks.