7,000 Flags Placed on Art Hill in Remembrance

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Volunteers have wrapped up the creation of a moving site in Forest Park – they placed about 7,000 American Flags on Art Hill.

Each flag features the name and photo of a fallen service member who lost their life fighting the War on Terror.

A photo and dogtags of Army 1LT Ashley Henderson of New Jersey hangs on one of the 7222 American flags that are on display, honoring those who have died from the war on terror, as part of the Flags of Valor in St. Louis on September 6, 2016. Each flag, which represents one U.S. casualty, of a service member who served their country. The number of flags include the 2,996 that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A photo and dogtags of Army 1LT Ashley Henderson of New Jersey hangs on one of the 7222 American flags that are on display, honoring those who have died from the war on terror, as part of the Flags of Valor in St. Louis on September 6, 2016. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A photo and dogtags of Army SPC Philip Ford of Texas, hangs on one of the 7222 American flags that are on display, honoring those who have died from the war on terror, as part of the Flags of Valor in St. Louis on September 6, 2016. Each flag, which represents one U.S. casualty, of a service member who served their country. The number of flags include the 2,996 that lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A photo and dogtags of Army SPC Philip Ford of Texas hangs on one of the 7222 American flags that are on display, honoring those who have died from the war on terror, as part of the Flags of Valor in St. Louis on September 6, 2016. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

The flags are in chronological order, according to the date service members died.

The Flags of Valor display will remain in place through Sept. 11.

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  1. steve johnson says:

    A great solemn photograph ruined by someone taking a selfie. Sad.

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