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Huntington, WV 2019

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September 5September 12

1427 Norway Avenue Huntington, WV

September 5th to 12th, 2019
Spring Hill Cemetery, 1427 Norway Avenue, Huntington, WV 25705

Throughout the year Huntington’s Spring Hill Cemetery provides a beautiful setting for reflection,
which brings comfort to visitors. The sense of healing created is heightened each September as 3,000 U.S. flags fly in solemn formation to honor the lives sacrificed in the terrorist attacks of September 11th of 2001.

Greater Huntington’s Park and Recreation District administers the cemetery, and its renown has spread beyond its Tri-State area, and the United States’ First Lady, Melania Trump, recently visited Ritter Park where 453 U.S. flags that are part of Spring Hill’s annual Field of Honor® display flew to recognize the number of children in Huntington’s foster care resulting from parental addiction to opioids.

September’s annual Field of Honor® display also remembers the loss of student athletes, coaches, officials and supporters of Marshall University’s football team when their chartered plane crashed while returning to Huntington after a game.

A bell tower pays respect to 9/11 victims, being purchased with proceeds of the annual Field of Honor® event, has joined a touching memorial honoring those lost in Marshall University’s unforgettable tragedy. With these memorials and the Field of Honor® massive display of the Stars and Stripes, Spring Hill Cemetery reaches out to the larger Huntington community offering the opportunity to remember, reflect and find comfort.

Additionally, the annual theme of Huntington’s Field of Honor® honors individuals those currently serving in the armed forces, first responders and those killed defending our nation and serving our local community.

The Huntington Healing Field® 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 making a donation.

Please join the Park District to pay respects, reflect and look forward together.

These events are sponsored by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and Spring Hill Cemetery. For more information call 304.696.5954.

Benefiting Charities:
Spring Hill Cemetery Memorial Bell Tower Fund

Hosted By:
Greater Hunting Park & Recreation District

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Kevin Brady
Co-Chair: Eldora McCoy
Treasurer/Fundraiser Chair: Kevin Brady

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In The News

In The NewsFirst lady’s visit draws attention to opioids effect on foster care system
Eyewitness news Fox 11
“I walked her down the first dozen flags or so and invited her to walk alone inside this Field of Honor®, each one of these flags represent one of the children that are currently in foster care in Cabell County,” said Kevin Brady, executive director of the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District. “There are 453 flags, and she was taken back by that number. Those are kids up to 17 years of age and we discussed how the opioid epidemic has an impact on that.”

Ritter Park movie night hopes to spur new foster parents amid crisis situation
HD
HUNTINGTON — Four hundred fifty-three American flags planted this week in Ritter Park are a stark reminder of every child currently in need of a foster family in Cabell County.

First lady’s visit draws attention to opioids effect on foster care system
FOX 11
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — There are many people in the Tri-State area who have been affected by the drug epidemic including countless families. Some of whom have been ripped apart, with children living with foster families as their parents battle addiction.

Adoptions officials hope the first lady’s visit will help their mission.

Melania Trump called Huntington a place that is very special to her. During her visit Monday, she saw firsthand the number of children in foster care in the area, largely due to the opioid crisis.

Healing Field® returns to Huntington cemetery
WSAZ 3
The Healing Field® is making its return to Huntington. The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District is holding the Healing Field® at Spring Hill Cemetery from Sept. 6 through Sept. 13. Thousands of American flags are placed at the cemetery to serve as a vigil to the thousands of victims who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as well as those who died in the 1970 Marshall football plane crash and Veterans of the Armed Forces.

Annual Healing Field® Display
59 WVNS
The Greater Huntington Park in Recreation District is kicking off a weeks worth of patriotic events. Today 3,000 American flags made their return to Spring Hill Cemetery for the annual Healing Field®.

9/11 Memorial Freedom Ride to raise money for all-inclusive playground
The Herald-Dispatch
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Park District will place more than 3,000 American flags at Spring Hill Cemetery for the only Healing Field® in West Virginia. Flags will be on display through Sept. 13 and can be purchased for $35 at Spring Hill Cemetery. Proceeds benefit the Spring Hill Cemetery Memorial Bell Tower Fund.

Huntington’s WTC Artifact Memorial Opens Sept. 11
Huntington News
A new Plaza built around the World Trade Center Artifact Memorial will be unveiled in Spring Hill Cemetery during the Patriot Day Ceremony. This Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery, 1427 Norway Ave, Huntington, WV 25705 (home of the 9/11 Healing Field®).

Photos: The Healing Field®
Herald Dispatch
Thousands of American flags filled the Spring Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, marking the beginning of a series of events planned by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District in honor of the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Healing Field® Events Begin at Park
Huntington News
The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District will kick off a week of patriotic events in Spring Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 when 3,000 American Flags return to Spring Hill Cemetery for the only Healing Field® display in West Virginia.

Patriot Day Ceremony focuses on remembrance
Herald Dispatch
When terrorists struck the World Trade Center on this day 16 years ago, the phrase “never forget” was echoed around the nation. Kevin Brady, executive director of the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District, said it is for this reason that the city holds a ceremony each year to to keep that promise.

Park District begins week of remembrance in city
Herald Dispatch
Thousands of American flags filled the Spring Hill Cemetery on Wednesday, marking the beginning of a series of events planned by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District in honor of the lives lost during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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Start:
September 5
End:
September 12
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1427 Norway Avenue, Huntington, WV 25705
1427 Norway Avenue
Huntington, WV 25705 United States
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