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Sandy, Utah 2019

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September 7October 12

10000 South Centennial Parkway Sandy, UT

“REMEMBERING THE ONE”

September 7th – 12th, 2019
South of Sandy City Hall at 10000 South Centennial Parkway Sandy City, Utah

9/11 military paradeEach year since the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th of 2001, massive displays of United States flags have flown on the Sandy City Promenade in honor of the nearly three thousand victims killed that day. Visitors have experienced a sense of healing when walking through the ordered rows of flags that have given the event a name, the Utah Healing Field® display. This original Healing Field® event inspired communities all around our nation to host Colonial Flag Foundation official flag display programs.

Now, eighteen years later, though memories fade, the need for healing continues as more than 3,000 posted flags will again honor and remember those who died on that day when terrorists commandeered airliners which crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on a grassy field in Pennsylvania.

This has transformed the memory of a horrific event into a memorial focusing on our nation’s resolve that the nation and the world will never forget the martyrs to terrorism. That the mature may remember and the young may learn.

With all that the Utah Healing Field has come to mean to area residents, this event also provides a proven platform to raise funds in support worthwhile charities, and since the aftermath of the 9/11 has had such a huge impact on the military and first responders there is a critical need to deliver the support that they need and have earned. With this goal in mind, the Utah Healing Field® committee selected Honor365 programs as the event’s benefiting charity.

This dynamic program provides resources and support in five impelling areas:

  1. Education
  2. Employment
  3. Healthcare and
  4. Housing
  5. Suicide Prevention

“We know that when resources and support are available to help veterans and first responders their success and quality of live increases.”

The Utah 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.

Colonial Flag Foundation Free Benefit Concert featuring Charley Jenkins

Benefiting Charities:
Honor 365

Hosted By:
Colonial Flag Foundation
Utah Healing Field Volunteers

Local Organizing Committee:
Project Chair: Barbara Dill
Co-Chair/Treasurer:
PR Chair:
Program Chair: Melissa Jensen
Volunteer Chair: Karen Paris
Education: Phyllis Pynter
Social Media/Communications: Kyle Frogley

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In The News
In The NewsHealing Field display commemorates 9/11
Sandy Journal
By Stephanie DeGraw | s.degraw@mycityjournals.com
Most of us remember the surreal moment when 9/11 unfolded. The tragedy seared itself into our collective consciousness.

Meet a real-life cowboy and country singer from Utah
Fox 13 Salt Lake City

Charley Jenkins was raised on a cattle and hay farm in Roosevelt, Utah. He excelled in calf roping and truly is country through and through.

Looking ahead to August he’s on the road with Lonestar, on the 7th in Duchesne and on the 8th in Nephi. He’s also proud to be apart of the healing field in Sandy in September for the anniversary of 9/11.

On Sept. 11, fields of flags help heal: ‘The field comes to life’
The Washington Post
One week before the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Paul Swenson happened to glance at a newspaper somebody was reading on his flight from Northern California to Salt Lake City. A number jumped out at him: 3,031. At the time, it was the estimated number of people believed to have died that awful day in 2001.

2018 Utah Healing Field
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Each year since the first anniversary of 9/11, a massive display of US flags have flown on the Sandy City Promenade in honor of the victims.

Remembering 9/11: Utahns pay tribute to 3,000 victims at Healing Field in Sandy
2KUTV
(KUTV) — Every year since the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks a special tribute has been put up in Utah.
This stunning display of more than 3,000 flags is known as the Utah Healing Field in Sandy
It represents the lives lost, and those we continue to lose from the September 11, 2001 attacks. Each flag represents a victim.
“They didn’t know that morning that this was all going to happen,” said Natalie Isaacson, who is new to Sandy. It was her first time visiting the Healing Field this year.

Healing Field to display 3,000+ flags Sept. 8-12 in Sandy
Deseret News
SANDY — More than 3,000 flags will fly in front of City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as the Utah Healing Field continues a local tradition that began in 2002.

Reflect on 9/11 at the 17th annual healing field in Sandy
Good4Utah
SANDY (News4Utah)- Since 2002, three thousand American flags have been posted in front of Sandy City Hall the week of the of Sept. 11th.
Each flag represents a 9/11 victim.
This year, the flags will be on display Sept. 8th through the 12th from dawn to dusk at 10000 Centennial Parkway.

How did Healing Fields begin?
The Daily Courier
The first Healing Field event took place in 2003 in Sandy, Utah. Paul Swenson, president of Colonial Flag Foundation, planned the field as a way to visualize the magnitude of human loss from terrorist attacks that occurred Sept. 11, 2001.

The Utah Healing Field is returning to Sandy
Good 4 Utah
Some 3,000 American flags will be posted in front of Sandy City Hall on September 9 as part of the 16th Annual Utah Healing Field. The display has been a Sandy City tradition since 2002, the one-year anniversary of 9/11.

16th Annual Healing Field 2017
Each year since the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th of 2001, a massive display of United States flags has flown at the Sandy City Promenade to honor each of the nearly three thousand victims killed that day. Visitors experienced a sense of healing the gave the tradition an name, the Utah Healing Field® display.

Utah’s annual healing field open to the public to honor 9/11 victims
Fox 13
Utahns can honor the victims of September 11th by walking through the healing field in Sandy at the City Hall offices. As the nation marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Utahns can remember and reflect at the Sandy Healing field.

9/11 victims remembered at 16th Annual Utah Healing Field
Good 4 Utah
The 2,977 victims of the September 11th Terror Attacks were remembered at a special ceremony Monday evening. “Welcome to the 16th Annual Healing Field,” host and ABC4 Utah Chief Political Correspondent Glen Mills told the crowd as nearly 3000 American flags waved over the Sandy City Hall Promenade, each signifying a person lost on this day in 2001.

Healing Fields
One News Page
September 1st. Time to start thinking about important events coming up. The healing field is going up again in Sandy. This is the 16th year commemorating September 11th.

Children marvel at 16th Healing Field in Sandy
Audio Boom
Close to 3,000 flags flapped in Sandy today in honor of the victims of the September 11th terror attacks back in 2001. Organizers say they continue to plant the flags so that no one forgets that day and so that kids can learn more about the sacrifice by the people who lost their lives.

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Start:
September 7
End:
October 12
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Sandy, Utah – South of City Hall
10000 South Centennial Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070 United States
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