If anyone has been on Snapchat the last week or so, you have probably seen the flags that are on Art Hill in Forest Park in Saint Louis. Over 7,000 flags have been placed in Forest Park to honor the lives of 7,000 fallen soldiers from wars from Afghanistan and Iraq and never made it back home to their families.
Overwhelming is the only word that I can use to describe the experience of walking through the flags at sunset. The lights have come on and illuminate the flags as they steadily blow in the wind. It is heart wrenching to go up to the various flags and seeing the dog tags and image of the fallen soldier that the given flag represents. The fountains in the Great Basin provides a steady background noise to accompany the somber ambiance that fills the park.
Although the display was only up for a few days, it was a moving display of public art and act of remembrance for the soldiers who gave their lives for our country since the tragic events of 9/11.