High school honors fallen servicemen

July 3, 2009 7:46:00 PM PDT
This holiday weekend, a school in northwest suburban Niles is honoring servicemen and women who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.More than 5,000 American flags adorn the lawn in front of Notre Dame College Prep. Students, faculty and other volunteers placed the flags there to represent each life lost in the wars.

Hundreds of veterans and other guests attended a special Mass and musical salute to the troops on Friday night. Ten alumni who died fighting in Vietnam were also recognized.