September 9-12, 2016
South of Sandy City Hall at 10000 South Centennial Parkway Sandy City, Utah
The Utah Healing Field’s massive posting of U.S. flags, the nation’s original Healing Field®, commemorates that a decade and a half have passed since commandeered airliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a grassy field in the Pennsylvania countryside. Thus, transpired a horrific event that all thought the nation and the world could never forget.
Yet, with the passage of time even strong memories fade, and with the press of daily lives significant memories are pushed into the background of the mind. Through the years Utah’s Healing Field® flag display has been an annual reminder of that beautiful fall day in 2001 when a bright blue sky became filled with fire, smoke, and clouds of debris. For youth and children too young to remember, experience does not offer any memory of the day which changed the world.
This coming 11th day of September, volunteers will again post more than 3,000 U.S. flags on the lawns of the Sandy Promenade to honor the martyrs to world freedom who died that day. Come walk with us through ordered rows and columns of this solemn formation in order that adults may remember and youth may learn.
Support of Utah’s 15th Anniversary Healing Field® display will draw our communities together in renewing our determination that terrorism will fail and freedom will prevail.
Labs for Liberty
Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL known as the American Sniper, expressed the sentiment which guides the Labs for Liberty program when he stated, “It’s our duty to serve those who serve us.” Americans are aware of the service and sacrifices offered by all our military and veterans, but especially recognize the special needs of those who have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and loss of limbs requiring prosthetic replacements. These and other battle related conditions led the founders of Labs for Liberty to seek ways to serve our returning wounded warriors.
Labs for Liberty has a two-fold mission. First, they raise and train Labrador retrievers to be given as service dogs for wounded warriors. Second, they help veterans and their families heal by providing vacation retreats for combat veterans and their families.
Flags flown at the Utah Healing Field® flag display may be sponsored to honor individuals, and at the conclusion of the event, sponsors may retain the flags as keepsake reminders of an inspiring and memorable event. The proceeds from flag sponsorship’s will benefit those who suffer from wounds received in our nation’s service. Please join with the Utah Healing Field® hosts and volunteers in supporting the worthwhile programs of Labs for Liberty.
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Funds raised will benefit Labs 4 Liberty they have a two-fold mission. First, they raise and train Labrador retrievers to be given as service dogs for wounded warriors. Second, they help veterans and their families heal by providing vacation retreats for combat veterans and their families. Their website is in the link below.
Labs4Liberty – Click Here