It is often said that “Freedom isn’t free.” (Quote by Commander Dan Shanower)  To live in a free society, it takes the sacrifice of so many individuals who willingly join the military and the families who back them.  A true gem in the Naperville community is the show of support for our military heroes, both active members and veterans.

Like many cities, we have our Memorial Day parade and our Veterans Day ceremonies, but Naperville always rises above and beyond. In our schools, students salute those in the armed services. The Rotary Club of Naperville wraps local veterans with love and honor with their quilts of valor. Naperville Responds for Veterans works to have the homes of veterans repaired and improved to meet their specific needs.

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