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Additional Patriotic Events:

Celebrate our nation’s independence and our freedom!

July 3: Fireworks at Graf Park
July 4: Parade in Downtown Wheaton

Independence Day Celebration Details

Field of Honor®

June 29-July 4 | Park is open from Dawn to Dusk | Seven Gables Park

This moving display is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships, and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. You can show your support and gratitude by sponsoring a flag or making a donation.

Creating an awe-inspiring panorama, United States flags will fly in a solemn formation at Seven Gables Park from June 29 through July 4, 2022. This stirring display of 2,000 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 & women, first responders, heroes in our lives, all veterans, and hometown heroes. The experience can be difficult to describe but will never be forgotten. We invite all to visit the Wheaton Park District and Warrenville VFW Post 8081 Field of Honor® patriotic display and walk with us among the posted flags. The display is open to all without charge.

Don’t miss it!

Reserve a Flag

Schedule of Events

June 29

  • 6:30P
    • Military Drum Cadence…Jack Durbin, WNHS
  • 7P
    • Patriotic Music….Bagpiper, Tunes of Glory
  • 7:30P
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Star-Spangled Banner….Jim Cornelison, Chicago Blackhawks
    • God Bless America….Maya Kaempf, Belmont College School of Music
    • America the Beautiful….Maya Kaempf, Belmont College School of Music
    • DuPage Honor Guard
    • Taps…Deven Rea, University of Illinois

June 30

  • 6:30P
    • Military Drum Cadence…Jack Durbin, WNHS
  • 7P
    • Patriotic Music….Bagpiper, Tunes of Glory
  • 7:30P
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Star-Spangled Banner….Kristin Whittle, (view Kristin on youtube.com)
    • Gettysburg Address…Greg Drinan, U.S. Marines (Ret.)
    • God Bless America…Kristin Whittle
    • America the Beautiful…Kira Savegnago
    • DuPage Honor Guard
    • Taps…Deven Rea, University of Illinois

July 1

  • 6:30P
    • Military Drum Cadence…Jack Durbin, WNHS
  • 7P
    • Patriotic Music….Bagpiper, Tunes of Glory
  • 7:30P
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Star-Spangled Banner….Kira Savegnago
    • Grand Old Flag:..Mattie Halpin
    • God Bless America…Mattie Halpin
    • America the Beautiful…Kira Savegnago
    • DuPage Honor Guard
    • Taps…Deven Rea, University of Illinois

July 2

  • 6:30P
    • Military Drum Cadence…Jack Durbin, WNHS
  • 7P
    • Patriotic Music….Bagpiper, Tunes of Glory
  • 7:30P
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Star-Spangled Banner
      God Bless America
      America the Beautiful
      DuPage Honor Guard
      Taps…Deven Rea, University of Illinois

July 3

  • 6:30P
    • Military Drum Cadence…Jack Durbin, WNHS
  • 7P
    • Patriotic Music….Bagpiper, Tunes of Glory
  • 7:30P
    • Pledge of Allegiance
    • Star-Spangled Banner….Terri Lightbody
    • God Bless America
    • America the Beautiful
    • Battle Hymn of the Republic….Terri Lightbody
    • God Bless the USA….Terri Lightbody
    • DuPage Honor Guard
    • Taps…Deven Rea, University of Illinois

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