North Tonawanda, NY 2016 ~ Healing Field®

Gatwick-Waterfront Park River Rd. North Tonawanda , NY 14120
September 9 – 11, 2016 

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 3,000 U.S. flags for residents of Western New York. On the 15th 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 2016, 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 programs of the Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of Tonawanda. 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 definitely not to be missed.

Event Details:

  • A brief outline of events on the weekend of September 9th -11th 2016
    Friday September 9th: Opening Ceremony and Dedication
    Tribute to fallen Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
    Saturday, September 10th:  Tribute to fallen Vietnam Service Veterans,
    Followed by a Motorcycle Ride with Patriot Riders
    Sunday, September 11thTribute to all fallen First Responders followed by a closing ceremony and concert

Download the North Tonawanda, NY Info Sheet

Support Your Local Field, Sponsor it, Own it.
Take it home and continue the tribute!

Online flag sales have been discontinued, thank you for your support!

PLEASE NOTE: All sponsored flags will be shipped directly to host committee. Disregard standardized message on receipt, “order shipped” Flags available for pickup or direct shipping after the event.

Benefiting Charities:
Wounded Warriors, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 77, Iraq Veterans, Homeless Veterans along with other local veterans groups.
Hosted By:
Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club
Exchange Club of Tonawanda
Local Organizing Committee:
Project Co Chair: Ronald Sciandra
Co-Chair: Diane Krause
Treasurer: Tom Vogel
PR Chair: Barbara Tucker
Program Chair:Robert Pecoraro
Volunteer Chair: Chris Pilozzi

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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