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Sandy Healing Field® ~ 2022

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September 9, 2022September 12, 2022

10000 South Centennial Parkway Sandy, UT

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Sandy Healing Field®
South of Sandy City Hall
10000 South Centennial Pkwy, Sandy City, UT

September 9th-12th

Sandy, Utah will host the 21st Annual Healing Field® Flag Display Event honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack as well as all  first responders who perished trying to rescue others.

Photo Credit: Deseret News

Schedule of events:
Friday, Sept. 9 –         Flags Set Up at 5:30 PM
Saturday, Sept. 10 –  Flag Field Open to Public
Sunday, Sept. 11 –      Flag Field Open to Public
Monday, Sept. 12 –    Flag Field Open to Public
Monday, Sept. 12 –    Field Tear Down at  5:30 PM

Saturday, Sept. 17 – Sandy Gold Star Families Memorial Dedication       Ceremony at 11:00 am

South of Sandy City Hall
10000 South Centennial Pkwy, Sandy City, UT
September 9th-12th

Once again, the Sandy City Promenade will become a sea of red, white and blue as over 3,000 U.S. flags will fly in memory and honor of each victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks along with a special display honoring each of Utah’s fallen military and first responders that have fallen since the 9/11 attacks while in the service of their community  and country.

Although over 20 years have passed since that fateful day, we continue to remember the day we lost so many and stood together.

The Sandy Healing Field is the original flag display honoring 9/11. Since the first anniversary of 9/11, Colonial Flag Foundation has supported other communities to create their own flag display event.  These events have been hosted in every state and include events for Memorial Day, Veterans Day and other special remembrances. These events have helped raise millions of dollars for worthy local charities in the various communities as well as awareness to their causes through the support of local and national media.

This powerful flag display continues to draw thousands of visitors and volunteers who participate in this treasured, unique memorial tribute year after year.

Sandy Gold Star Memorial Monument

It is particularly fitting that we remember and honor the Utah Gold Star Families, those that lost their husband, wife, son, daughter, brother, sister or parent, all of whom are represented on the “Utah’s Fallen” portion of the Healing Field Flag Display.

Please mark your calendar and join us for this inspiring event. Proceeds this year will be donated to the Sandy, Utah Gold Star Families Memorial Fund. Inspired by the Woody Foundation, this beautiful monument will be placed among the other memorial tributes in front of Sandy City Hall.

The two-sided tribute bears the words: Gold Star Families Memorial Monument, a tribute to Gold Star Families and Relatives who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom. The other side tells a story through four granite panels titled: Homeland, Family, Patriot, and Sacrifice, as described by the Woody Williams Foundation.

A Gold Star Family member can be any relative: mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, adoptive or foster parents, wife, husband, child, stepchild, adopted child, brothers, sisters, half brothers or sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces or nephews who have lost a Loved One for our Freedom.

How can you help?

Purchase a beautiful flag that has flown on the Healing Field, pick it up and take it home after the event or become a sponsor or just make a donation.

The Healing Field is a free event. Come walk amid the flags alone or with family, friends or organizations and share the connection, meaning and hopefully the healing that others have experienced as you read the tribute tags placed on each flagpole and get lost among the flags.

Volunteers will post 3,400 U.S. flags south of the Sandy City Hall in perfect rows and columns on Friday, the 9th of September beginning at 5:30 PM. Those who have taken part in the setup of flags enthusiastically return year after year to take an active part in the event.

A program of the Colonial Flag Foundation.

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In The News

In The NewsFoundation honors veterans by placing flags in ‘healing fields’
Fox Business Video July 1, 2020
Colonial Flag CEO and owner Paul Swenson explains why it’s important to place flags to honor our veterans, how his nonprofit got started and how it’s grown since its founding.

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.

Photos: Field of flags gives Utahns a chance to heal on 9/11 anniversary 
Deseret News
Gwen Utley, 16, attaches a short biography of a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to an American flag in the 18th annual Healing Field outside Sandy City Hall, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, on Friday. The temporary memorial will feature over 3,000 flags, each representing a victim of the attack. The Healing Field will be on display through Thursday and is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. At 6 p.m. Saturday, the Colonial Flag Foundation and Honor 365, a Utah nonprofit that serves veterans, will host a free concert featuring country musician Charley Jenkins. Then on Wednesday, the Healing Field will host a 9/11 ceremony at 7 p.m.

Healing Field Display Commemorates 9/11
Sandy Journal
Most of us remember the surreal moment when 9/11 unfolded. The tragedy seared itself into our collective consciousness.
The Healing Field will run Sept. 7–11 across the Sandy City Promenade to honor each of the almost 3,000 victims who lost their lives. A sea of posted American flags will honor those who died when terrorists seized airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on a grassy field in Pennsylvania.

3,000 American Flags in Sandy honor victims of 9/11 
Fox 13 News
SANDY, Utah — More than 3,000 flags are staked into the promenade lawn in front of Sandy City Hall as the country prepares to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Every single flag in the Utah Healing Field represents someone who lost their life during 9/11 and in its aftermath, as well as Utah fallen military and civil servant heroes.

Healing Field honors all who died in 9/11 attack – including 6 Utahns 
To honor those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, more than 3,000 American flags are set up in Sandy.

“Remembering The One”: The Sandy Healing Field continues tradition of honoring victims of 9/11 
ABC 4 News
SANDY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Nearly three thousand American flags on the Healing Field wave abundantly on the Sandy Promenade honoring all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Now, in its eighteenth year, the massive flag memorial named “Remember the One” pays tribute to the police officers, firefighters, public servants and citizens who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania.

Healing Field (Colonial Flag Foundation)
The Sandy Prominade was created years before the first Healing Field® display of 2002. However, the grassy lawn of the two blocks immediately south of Sandy City Hall could not have been better laid out to accommodate the nations first and original Healing Field® event. Likewise, the Sandy City government (https://bit.ly/2LqCXNM) could not be more supportive of the amazing panorama of flags.

Community calendar for the week of Sept. 6, 2019
Deseret News
Patriot Day honors the memory of those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Several events take place this week in observance, including the
Utah Healing Fields in Sandy with a special concert and program on Saturday, and on Wednesday, a screening of the documentary “You Are Here” in select
theaters and a presentation by former Air National Guard fighter pilot Heather “Lucky” Penney in Washington County.

Healing Field display commemorates 9/11 
Sandy Journal
By Stephanie DeGraw
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.

2018 Utah Healing Field
Or watch 2018 Utah Healing Field on KUED’s video portal »
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
(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
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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For information on how to pick up your sponsored flag
Contact Stacy 801-256-3639


Benefiting Charities:

Hosted By:
Colonial Flag Foundation
Sandy City

Local Organizing Committee:

Project Chair: Stacy Rogers
Project Co-Chair: Kim Bell
Volunteer Chair: Karen Paris
Field Coordinator Chair: Paul Swenson



September 9, 2022
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Sandy, Utah – South of City Hall
10000 South Centennial Parkway
Sandy, UT 84070 United States
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