September 9-12, 2021
Gratwick-Riverside Park – 1100 River Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Tonawanda means the coming together of streams, and just as the Erie Canal and the Niagara River flow together, the Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club will come together with the Tonawanda Exchange Club to host a spectacular Healing Field® display of 500 U.S. flags for residents of Western New York. On the 20th anniversary of the 2001 attacks, the magnitude of loss is revealed by this solemn formation of flags. Terrorists mistakenly believed that their heinous act would divide us when it actually brought us together. Posted in perfect rows and columns during the days surrounding Patriot Day in 2021, the Stars and Stripes will fly in tribute to the victims of 9/11. The scene of red, white and blue flags flying against a blue sky presents an inspiring and memorable panorama that will draw the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan community together.
Visitors to this memorable display will come together in North Tonawanda that the mature may remember and that the youth, too young to remember, may learn. Proceeds from flag sponsorships will benefit the Veteran’s One Stop. There will be no charge to visit the North Tonawanda field of flags, and this is an event that must be seen to be fully appreciated and is an experience not to be missed.