Suburban flag displays commemorate heroes for Memorial Day
May 24, 2018 8:20 PM - Two towns. Two Memorial Day traditions. One goal: To create a sea of red, white and blue to honor those who have sacrificed for their country. On Thursday, hundreds of elementary and middle school students planted 6,951 small American flags at Veterans Memorial Park in Glendale Heights. Volunteers at Elmhurst's Wilder Park, meanwhile, installed more than 1,600 flags.