Letter: Quite a memorial

By on June 12, 2014

I am writing this letter to the people of Kaneland, which covers Elburn, Kaneville, Maple Park and Sugar Grove. Rudy Keller put in hours, days and weeks to bring the ‘Field of Flags’ to the Kaneland people.

Did you take advantage of those four days to honor our fellow Veterans and those who are living and serving still? It was wonderful but disappointing that so few people chose to come and pay tribute on this Memorial weekend.

On Saturday’s Opening Ceremony there were maybe 75 people and even less on Sunday. Its hard to imagine so few people taking any time to pay tribute to not only our men and women who gave their lives, but all those who served and are still serving.

However, on Memorial Day, the event was a full house. It was a thrill to see so many people there. And to watch the Veterans from the Maple Park American Legion perform their duties. They did all the flag duties, salute and ‘Taps.’ Not a lot of dry eyes for this.

It was a great tribute for four days.

A big thank you to Rudy Keller, who made all this possible. What a tremendous job, well done.

Nadine Flint