Utah Healing Field 2012

August 24, 2012  |   Uncategorized   |     |   6 Comments
September 7 – 12

This September 11th marks the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that struck our nation.
Colonial Flag Foundation in conjunction with other local sponsors set up a magnificent display commemorating the tragic loss that took place 11 years ago with a display of hundreds of flags. This is called a Healing Field Flag Memorial. This moving memorial will also honor all front line responders in our community and those who serve in the armed forces, risking their lives for the safety and freedom of all American citizens.
The Healing Field event will also feature the dedication of the new memorial titled Hope Rising – To Lift A Nation. This will forever stand as a reminder of the hope that we felt as we saw the famous photograph of the three firemen at ground zero who raised the U.S. flag amidst the ruble of the World Trade Center. That day we all stood together!

Event Schedule
The event runs from September 7 – 12 on the lawn south of Sandy City Hall.
Friday Sept. 7th at 6:00 PM:
Saturday Sept 8th (All Day):
Sunday Sept 9th at 6:00 PM:
Monday Sept 10th (All Day):
Tuesday Sept 11th (All Day):
Wednesday Sept12 6:00 PM:
Set up Flag Display(Volunteers Welcome)
Field Open for Visitors
Hope Rising – To Lift a Nation Monument Dedication
Field Open for Visitors
Field Open for Visitors
Break Down Flag Display (Volunteers Welcome)

Benefiting Charities
Colonial Flag Foundation
Hosted by
Colonial Flag Foundation
Local Organizing Committee
Coming soon.

Please join us for this awe inspiring event. This is the perfect opportunity to unite as a community to remember and honor our local and national heroes as well as those who died in this tragic event.

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5 Comments for this entry

    August 28th, 2012 on 8:08 pm

    We have made this a family tradition. I take my kids every year to help them understand the vast loss our country had that awful day and how many people continue to fight for our safety and freedom each and every day. It is a concrete way for them to imagine just how many people died because of hatred. I wish we could stand as united and firm in our patriotism as we did right after 9/11/2001. We need the reminders. Don’t ever stop hosting this memorial!

    September 3rd, 2012 on 6:34 am

    Thank you for doing it again this year. There were news reports just a few weeks ago that the healing field event may not happen this year. I was heart sick to hear that. This has been an event I attend yearly and plan for it and look forward to it. I was relieved and happy to see things work themselves out so the event could more forward this year. I must again with Shelley I hope this event continues to be held for many years to come.

    September 5th, 2012 on 3:32 am

    Yes, thanks for doing this memorial. We are bringing a youth group to see it this year and I hope that it touches them the way it has touched me.

    Lauri English
    September 11th, 2012 on 6:42 pm

    I was sad to see that the entire field was not filled with flags this year as in all the past years since the healing field started. What was the reason?

    September 12th, 2012 on 2:06 pm

    I agree with Lauri. Our family has gone every year. It is very moving to see the field filled with flags. This year, there were only a handful of flags, and it didn’t feel the same. It felt like all of the victims were not being honored. There were no booths. It just seemed like it was scaled back so much that Sept 11 is being forgotten. We cannot let that happen.

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