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Huntington, WV ~ Healing Field® – 2021

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September 8September 13

1427 Norway Avenue Huntington, WV

September 8th – 13th 2021
1427 Norway Avenue, Huntington, WV 25705 USA

The Grounds of Spring Hill Cemetery provide a feeling of comfort and healing for visitors throughout the year, which is heightened each September 11rh.   Thousands of U.S. flags fly in solemn formation tribute to the lives sacrificed in the terrorist attacks of September 11th of 2001.  Honored additionally: military, veterans and first responders who serve, defend and protect us at home and around the world. Huntington’s Healing Field® 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.  Proceeds of the annual Healing Field® event purchased the bell tower, which pays respect to 9/11 victims and  those lost in Marshall University’s unforgettable tragedy.

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.

The display is open to all without charge. Don’t miss it!

Thank You

Event Sponsors

 

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In The News

In The News

First 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.

We’ll post news stories about the event here as they are published. CLICK HERE for some of the latest national NEWS stories.

Benefiting Charities:
Spring Hill Cemetery

Hosted By:
Spring Hill Cemetery

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Kathy McKenna

Co-Project Chair: Eldora McCoy
Fundraiser Treasurer Chair: Lauren Carte Patrick
Public Relations Chair: Lauren Carte Patrick
Program Chair: Kathy McKenna
Field Coordinator Chair: Scott Miller

Details

Start:
September 8
End:
September 13

Venue

1427 Norway Avenue
1427 Norway Avenue
Huntington, WV 25705 United States
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