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Cathedral City, CA 2019 – Healing Field®

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November 9, 2019November 16, 2019

33984- 33998 Date Palm Drive Cathedral City, CA

November 9-16, 2019
Patriot Park 33984- 33998 Date Palm Drive Cathedral City, CA 92234

The landscape in California’s western Riverside County along the northeast side of U.S. I-10 runs rugged and barren as travelers approach the Date Palm Drive Exit. Cathedral City appears is a welcome oasis amid communities that thrive in the desert clime. Following Date Palm Drive south drivers approach the Patriot Park at Dinah Shore Drive, where they are struck with a panorama of red, white & blue. Among the many amenities that residents and tourists enjoy, Cathedral City’s Rotary Club presents a unique experience each November with the transformation of the city’s Patriot Park into an amazing display of United States flags that fit the park’s name precisely. 5,000 U.S. flags form the largest annual display of the Star & Stripes posted by any Colonial Flag Foundation flag display events, and the sight is spectacular.
The massive formation of flags honors America’s fallen who sacrificed all on foreign battlefields in the fight against terrorism since the attacks of 9/11 of 2001. Each flag tells a story and represents an individual mourned by family and friends. This is an experience hard to describe, but never to be forgotten.
Cathedral City’s Healing Field® 14h annual display is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. You can show your support and gratitude by sponsoring a flag or by making a donation.
We invite all to visit the Healing Field® display and walk with us among the posted flags. The display is open to all without charge. Don’t miss it!

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Benefiting Charities:
Rotary Club of Cathedral City

Hosted By:
Rotary Club of Cathedral City

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Betsy Hayes
Project Co-Chair: Gillian Cross
Public Relations Chair: Donald (Brad) Bradley

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Volunteers help store over 5,000 flags honoring fallen members of U.S. armed forces
CBS Local 2/ABC 3
Volunteers help store over 5,000 flags honoring fallen members of U.S. armed forces
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. – Families and volunteers gathered at Patriot Park in Cathedral City on Saturday for a closing ceremony honoring our valley’s veterans. Over 5,000 flags have lined the park as part of the annual tradition during the week of Veteran’s Day, in what has become known as “the Healing Field.”

Volunteers needed for Healing Field closing ceremony
News Channel 3 ABC / CBS Local 2
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif.- – Volunteers are being sought to assist with the closing ceremony of the week-long Healing Field event at Cathedral City’s Patriot Park, which honored thousands of veterans who died serving their country.

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Desert Sun
Cathedral City’s annual healing field, with more than 6,000 American flags placed in honor of the men and women in uniform who have paid the ultimate sacrifice since Sept. 11, 2001, is open to visitors until noon Sunday at Big League Dreams Sports Park, at the corner of Date Palm and Dinah Shore drives, Cathedral City.

American flags display opens in Cathedral City
Channel 3 News
Hundreds gathered Sunday morning to set out thousands of American flags in Cathedral City. Each representing a fallen hero. For retired Air Force Captain Robert Adams, days like Sunday remind him of how lucky he is to be alive.

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Channel 3 News
Laura Meeks served our country as a United States Air Force pilot and retired as a Major in 1995. At the Healing Field in Cathedral City, Meeks reflects on her time in the Air Force.

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“Healing Field” is a tribute to the men and women of uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country since September 2001. The event is organized by the Cathedral City Rotary and sponsored by the City of Cathedral City.

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Saturday is also the last day to attend the Rotary Club of Cathedral City’s Healing Field, an annual tribute to fallen soldiers in Patriot Park, 33998 Date Palm Dr. More than 5,000 flags bearing the name, age, rank and branch of people who have died while serving in the military since Sept. 11, 2001, are placed in the park. Volunteers remove the flags after the closing ceremony, which is scheduled for noon.

Volunteers wrap up Healing Field after Veterans Day
Channel 3 News
Leo Gold has traveled far and wide in his lifetime. “I’ve been all over the United States, but I’ve been all over the south Pacific also,” Gold said. The 95-year-old World War 2 veteran spent four years in the U.S. Army. But Sunday, you’d find him at Cathedral City’s Patriot Park, paying respects to his fallen brothers and sisters in arms.


November 9, 2019
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Patriot Park – Cathedral City
33984- 33998 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234 United States
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