Wheaton's Field of Honor returns June 30-July 4

  • Last year, the Wheaton Field of Honor Display was held over Veterans Day at Memorial Park. This year's event, hosted by Wheaton Park District and Warrenville VFW Post 8081, will be held June 30 to July 4 at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton.

    Last year, the Wheaton Field of Honor Display was held over Veterans Day at Memorial Park. This year's event, hosted by Wheaton Park District and Warrenville VFW Post 8081, will be held June 30 to July 4 at Seven Gables Park in Wheaton. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer, 2020

 
 
Posted5/3/2021 5:16 PM

Wheaton Park District and Warrenville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8081 will host the Field of Honor 2021 from June 30 to July 4 at Seven Gables Park, 1750 S. Naperville Road in Wheaton.

A display of 2,000 U.S. flags will bring the community together in a patriotic tribute to honor our heroes. Each U.S. flag represents an individual and tells a story. Flags may be sponsored to honor individuals currently serving in our active-duty military, fallen servicemen and servicewomen, first responders, heroes in our lives, veterans, Vietnam veterans, and hometown heroes.

 

Consider making a donation to support this event at www.healingfield.org/event/wheatonil21/. Sponsors also are welcome.

You also can add order a flag, for pickup or delivery, that includes your own dedication, "Dedicated to/or in Memory of." Cost is $25 for pickup or $35 for delivery.

The Wheaton Park District also is planning an Independence Day Celebration July 3-4.

Fireworks and family fun are scheduled for Saturday, July 3 in Graf Park. The complete schedule will be posted at a future date. Fireworks start at dusk. A parking map will be available for download or viewing prior to the event. Please be kind to our neighbors when parking on residential streets.

The annual Independence Day Parade will be Sunday, July 4, in downtown Wheaton. The theme will be posted as it becomes available.

They are encouraging parade entrants to use imagination as parade entries/floats are created. If you would like to submit ideas for the theme of the 2021 parade, email communications@wheatonparks.org.

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Check back for a parade route map to be added for 2021. Be kind to neighbors when parking on residential streets.

Check wheatonparkdistrict.com for the 2021 Independence Day parade entry application to be posted.

For sponsorships, contact Kristina Nemetz at knemetz@wheatonparks.org.

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