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  • John Malcom looking through his front door window with the reflection of the American flag that hangs in front of his Arlington Heights home. Malcom served in the Army National Guard from 1967-1972.

       John Malcom looking through his front door window with the reflection of the American flag that hangs in front of his Arlington Heights home. Malcom served in the Army National Guard from 1967-1972.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Ten-year-old twins Austin, left, and Owen Tanabe with their family's American flag at their Arlington Heights home. Their grandfather, General Bobby Robin, died during active duty in Virginia in 1985.

       Ten-year-old twins Austin, left, and Owen Tanabe with their family's American flag at their Arlington Heights home. Their grandfather, General Bobby Robin, died during active duty in Virginia in 1985.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein resident Kimberly Luderus proudly displays the American flag outside her home."I had it up for D-Day and I just like to have it up. It reminds me of all the sacrifices of our soldiers from World War I to today. Every once in awhile we need to be reminded and when we see the flag, we are."

       Mundelein resident Kimberly Luderus proudly displays the American flag outside her home."I had it up for D-Day and I just like to have it up. It reminds me of all the sacrifices of our soldiers from World War I to today. Every once in awhile we need to be reminded and when we see the flag, we are."
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Paul Solak and his son Lucas display the American flag on the mailbox outside their Naperville home. Solak displays the flag to honor members of the military and to honor his dad, who died on Flag Day 12 years ago. "It's (memorializing) his life with me and also he was in the army, so it is honoring those people that have passed away since World War II that have served in the military."

       Paul Solak and his son Lucas display the American flag on the mailbox outside their Naperville home. Solak displays the flag to honor members of the military and to honor his dad, who died on Flag Day 12 years ago. "It's (memorializing) his life with me and also he was in the army, so it is honoring those people that have passed away since World War II that have served in the military."
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff LeClere with his family's American flag in Mount Prospect. LeClere served in the Marines from 1976-1980.

       Jeff LeClere with his family's American flag in Mount Prospect. LeClere served in the Marines from 1976-1980.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Kathy Chwee of N. Lyle Ave in Elgin flies her American flag proudly. "It's easy for me to be patriotic partly due to the fact I was born on July Fourth. I am very patriotic, we live in the best country in the world, and I like to show it." She also give flags to friends for their homes and gave one to her oldest daughter when she bought her first house. Chwee grew up in St. Charles, and as a kid her family always went to the Batavia fireworks. For Memorial Day, she decorated her yard with multiple small flags.

       Kathy Chwee of N. Lyle Ave in Elgin flies her American flag proudly. "It's easy for me to be patriotic partly due to the fact I was born on July Fourth. I am very patriotic, we live in the best country in the world, and I like to show it." She also give flags to friends for their homes and gave one to her oldest daughter when she bought her first house. Chwee grew up in St. Charles, and as a kid her family always went to the Batavia fireworks. For Memorial Day, she decorated her yard with multiple small flags.
    Laura Stoecker | Staff Photographer

  • Nancy McCorvie of Hoffman Estates places an American flag near her front door.

       Nancy McCorvie of Hoffman Estates places an American flag near her front door.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Mount Prospect U.S. Postmaster Mike Naranjo with his family's American flag in Mount Prospect. Naranjo has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years.

       Mount Prospect U.S. Postmaster Mike Naranjo with his family's American flag in Mount Prospect. Naranjo has worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Dr. Michael B. Schroeder had this 40-foot-wide flag placed on the side of the Arlington Heights building that is home to his dental practice.

       Dr. Michael B. Schroeder had this 40-foot-wide flag placed on the side of the Arlington Heights building that is home to his dental practice.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Todd Donoho with his family's American flag in Mount Prospect. Donoho's grandfather served in World War II and his uncle served in Vietnam.

       Todd Donoho with his family's American flag in Mount Prospect. Donoho's grandfather served in World War II and his uncle served in Vietnam.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 

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