The Ultimate Sacrifice

Naperville residents recently paid their respects to soldiers who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Illinois Patriot Guard Fallen Heroes Traveling Memorial Wall came to the Judd Kendall VFW.
The memorial honors our states heroes who died while serving our country since the start of the Iraq War in 2003. That includes men and women who’ve died in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the shooting at Fort Hood.

More than 270 pictures are on the wall, including nine men from Naperville.

Gold star families began the memorial in 2010 to remind the public to never forget our fallen.

“It’s somewhat of a healing process to go around and talk to other gold star families throughout the state of Illinois,” said Donald Pannier, Caretaker of the wall.

The wall has traveled more than 30,000 miles across the state.

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