TEMPE, AZ – Healing Field – 2011

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September 9-11, 2011 – Tempe Beach Park (Mill Ave. & Rio Salado Parkway)

The Exchange Club of Tempe in conjunction with the city of Tempe will be the host city to their 8th Annual Healing Field where you will behold a beautiful display of three thousand U.S. flags.
These 3’X5′ flags will stand 8′ tall in perfect rows. This living display of heroism will fly as a temporary patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans and will commemorate the 10 year anniversary of all those who died September 11, 2001.

Please join us and walk this awe inspiring display of flags. This is the perfect opportunity for all of us to unite as a community to remember and honor those who died in this tragic event.

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Event Schedule:
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Benefiting Charities:
Valley of the Sun Exchange Clubs Foundation
Hosted By:
Exchange Club of Tempe & the city of Tempe
Local Organizing Committee:
Michael Whitaker – driwash2@prodigy.net
Bonita Gibson – gibson.bonita@ymail.com
Carol Mertins
Butch Lee
Sponsor Programs:
Coming soon.
Thanks To Our Sponsors:
City of Tempe
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8 Comments for this entry

    September 1st, 2011 on 12:46 am

    It will take your breathe away..
    Experience it.

    Kevin and Jason Snyder
    September 8th, 2011 on 6:23 am

    If only this was a permanent display… Truly the most moving display of pride in America we have ever seen!

    September 8th, 2011 on 8:00 am

    I wanted to say thank you so very much for the healing field. I am originally from New York. I lost a lot of friends in the towers that day. To have the field to go to every year to honor my friends means so very much to me. My best friend FDNY FF Joseph Agnello left me that day and I go every year to buy his flag and give it to some one special. Thank you again.

    September 9th, 2011 on 4:04 pm

    My heart goes out to all the survivors, and families and friends of the 3000 victims. I truly hope the poem at http://www.anitapoems.com/911-poem.html helps.

    Noline Nathaniel
    September 10th, 2011 on 3:36 am

    hello i am a young marine I am going to attend the this wonderful event for the first time and i do enjoy the comments that are posted it makes me feel like this blessing is very unique and it helps so the ones who had a loss plus i just wanna say is God bless you and if you see me in Tempe on Saturday just come and say hi and I’ll be honored to listen to what you have experience thank you for this chance to comment and say my thoughts of this event of what we needed.

    Carolyn Castleman
    September 11th, 2011 on 4:42 am

    I had the dubious honor of being @ ground zero before the last framed walls fell. That in itself was heart stopping but the most moving thing I remember as I rode the bus to ground zero were all the filthy ragged American flags still flying on the streets and on each corner. That was when it really hit me. America had been attacked.

    Pauline S.
    September 11th, 2011 on 8:39 pm

    This was such a wonderful display of kindness and compassion. As a former NY-er now living in AZ, this gave me comfort. Thank you for doing this.

    Mark Davey
    September 12th, 2011 on 9:08 pm

    What a stirring, fitting tribute to the thousands of heroes who died on that day that shall never be forgotten. The Healing Field touched me so deeply, that I put together a video that has been uploaded to Squeegi.com. THe video is called “Healing Field Memorial.”

    Thank you for providing this heart-felt memorial!

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