Summary: Ten thousand flags will be posted throughout the village of Glendale Heights to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 thanks in part to financial support from Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.
Glendale Heights – Ten thousand U.S. flags will decorate the front yards of every home, business and park in the village to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks thanks in part to a generous donation from Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.
The hospital partnered with village and local officials on the project. Shortly after the attacks 10 years ago, the village of Glendale Heights posted flags around neighborhoods and commercial areas as a show of solidarity following the attacks at the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
“On the 10th anniversary of this tragic day, our thoughts are with all of the victims of the events of September 11, 2001 and their families,” said Glendale Heights Mayor Linda Jackson. “Being able to post these flags again, as we did a decade ago, is a way for us to show our solidarity as a village. We are grateful to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital for helping us make this happen.”
For Adventist GlenOaks Hospital officials, the project represents not only a demonstration of patriotism but also an opportunity to support the community.
“Being part of the Glendale Heights community is an important part of our hospital’s identity,” said Bruce C. Christian, chief executive officer of Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. “This project allows us to stand alongside the village to declare that we will never forget the events of September 11, 2001.”
The project was made possible through financial support from:
- Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
- The village of Glendale Heights
- John “Chip” Humes III, candidate for state representative and secretary/treasurer of the GlenOaks Hospital Foundation
- Bloomingdale Township Assessor John Dabrowski
- Bloomingdale Township Trustee Joseph Salerno
- Bloomingdale Township Republican Organization
“The ability of so many individuals and organizations to come together for this project demonstrates its significance,” Humes said. “It means so much to the citizens of our community.”
The flags will be distributed to homes and businesses on Saturday, Sept. 10. In addition, the village will post nearly 3,000 flags in front of village hall – one to represent every civilian life lost on 9/11. The village is still seeking volunteers to assist in the distribution efforts. Interested parties should contact the mayor’s office at 630-909-5303.
Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.
Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org; 630-856-0354