Incredible Display of US Flags in St. Louis, Honors the Fallen Service Members Lost Since 9/11

Art Hill, in St Louis… in 1904 on this spot, there was a grand stairway going down the hill, during the World’s Fair.

Art Hill in Forest Park, St. Louis. Photo courtesy of C. Van
Art Hill in Forest Park, St. Louis.
Photo courtesy of C. Van

Today, at the top of what is now called, “Art Hill” is the St. Louis Art Museum, one of the few remnants of the Worlds Fair.

And here in Forest Park, as a gathering spot for all of St Louisans, the city created this remarkable monument of flags, honoring each of the men and women who went off to fight for the nation, since the attack on 9/11, who did not return home.

 The display is made up of 7,000 flags, each containing a photo and a dog tag of one US soldier killed in duty since the attacks of 9/11.
Each of 7,000 flags on Art Hill contained the name and dogtag of a US soldier killed since 9/11 in service to the nation. Photo courtesy of C. Van
Each of 7,000 flags on Art Hill contained the name and dog tag of a US soldier killed since 9/11 in service to the nation.
Photo courtesy of C. Van

 

It is simple in design… yet so incredibly moving as a display of honor to those we loved, and lost.

Just one of the many incredible signs across the nation,  of love and support for the American service members, and their families, on the anniversary of 9/11 of 2016.

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