WEST MICHIGAN – Healing Field – 2011

WEST MICHIGAN – Healing Field – 2011

September 9-13, 2011 – Cannonsburg Ski Lodge – Click here to view event location.

The Rockford Area Community Endowment will be the host to a 2011 West Michigan Healing Field® 9/11 flag memorial where you will behold a beautiful display of 3,200 U.S. flags.
These 3’X5′ flags will stand 8′ tall in perfect rows. This living display of heroism will fly as a temporary patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans, and will commemorate the 10 year anniversary of all those who died September 11, 2001.

Please join us and walk this awe inspiring display of flags. This is the perfect opportunity for all of us to unite as a community to remember and honor those who died in this tragic event.

Important: The West Michigan Healing Field at Cannonsburg is now moving into West Michigan, and beyond, homes, businesses and schools where the conversation about September 11, 2001 will continue through the life of individual victims. There are flags still available for ‘shipping only’. We apologize but at this time there is no way to accommodate specific requests…all first responders, fire, port authority and airline passengers have sponsors. We are still working to find sponsors for World Trade Center victims.
The West Michigan Healing Field committee wishes to thank our sponsors, 600+ volunteers and the 75,000+ citizens of West Michigan and beyond, for the tremendous embrace of the Healing Field concept. May the stories, reflections and honoring of the September 11 victims continue in your homes, businesses and schools…its the most important part of a ‘healing field’.

Event Schedule:
Sunday, 9/11 at 5:00pm Community Service of Lament and Hope
Click here for event information.
Contact information: westmichiganhealingfield@gmail.com

Benefiting Charities:
25% of the proceeds will go to RACE Safety Fund and 75% will go to other charities related to 9/11 First Responders as approved by RACE
Hosted By:
Rockford Area Community Endowment
Local Organizing Committee:
Susan Bodenner
Nancy Martin
Jenny Waugh
Julie McCauley
Jeanne Gregory
Steve Gerencer
Jeff Havemeier
Neil Blakeslee
Sponsor Programs:
Thanks To Our Sponsors:
Rockford Lions Club
Ingraberg Farm
Nucraft Furniture
Herrington Excavating
D&W Fresh Market & Family Faire
In The News:
Rockford Independent 4/20/2011
The Rockford Squire 4/21/2011
WZZM 13 ABC 5/11/11
Grand Rapids Press 5/11/11
Rockford Independent 5/17/11
Press Release
WZZM 13 ABC 6/15/11
Rockford Independent 6/21/11
Clearly Community on WOOD 1300 7/3/11
Grand Rapids Press 7/13/11
Michigan Township Newsletter August 2011
1340 AM WJRW
Grand Rapids Press 8/16/11
Grand Rapids Press 8/19/11
Wood TV 8 8/24/11
The Daily News 8/26/11
Grand Rapids Press 8/31/11
WZZM 13 9/6/11
WWMT News Channel 3 9/6/11
Wood TV 8 9-6-11
WZZM 13 9/6/11
Rockford Independent 9/8/11

MSP to West Michigan: Remain vigilant: woodtv.com

WWMT News Channel 3 9/9/11
Grand Rapids Press 9/9/11
Rockford Independent 9/10/11
Grand Rapids Press 9/10/11

9/11 victims honored at ‘Healing Field’: woodtv.com

Grand Rapids Press 9/12/11
WZZM 13 9/12/11
WZZM 13 9/14/11
Rockford Independent 9/14/11
Rockford Independent 9/21/11

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Comments (12)

  • Healing Fields 9-11 tribute | Cedar Springs Post Newspaper

    […] In addition to sponsoring a flag, which is limited to the 3,200, limited opportunities for higher levels of sponsorship exist, from Independence Sponsor at $500 to a Freedom Sponsor at $10,000. For more information or to purchase a flag, visit healingfield.org/west-michigan-2011. […]

    May 19, 2011 at 4:51 pm
  • Jennifer Van Oflen

    I think this is a beautiful way to honor those we lost on 9/11. I don’t have the means to donate funds but would love to volunteer in some capacity if it’s not too late. If it’s too late, many, many thanks to those who have lovingly taken the time to put this amazing tribute together…brings tears to my eyes.

    I will be there in honor of those lost on 9/11 and am so grateful to have an organized place to go in order to remember those on the anniversary. I never forget those lost no matter the date but it will be nice to see those beautiful American flags waving in the breeze on the great hills of Cannonsburg.

    With Love, Light and Hope.

    August 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm
    • Susan Bodenner

      Yes you can volunteer. Please call Steve Gerencer at 616 293 9194

      August 29, 2011 at 3:43 pm
  • This Weekend’s Grand Rapids Events | Sept 9th-11th

    […] West Michigan Healing Field- As a tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11, the West Michigan Healing Field committee will be creating a Healing Field at Cannonsburg Ski Area in Belmont, MI. […]

    September 9, 2011 at 1:33 am
  • Tamara E andrews


    September 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm
  • Healing Field pays tribute to 9/11 victims  | Cedar Springs Post Newspaper

    […] their loved ones.” The event is still in need of flag sponsors. To sponsor a flag, please visit http://www.healingfield.org/west-michigan-2011 and support local first responder organizations. The flags are also available for purchase at all […]

    September 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm
  • Shay

    A wonderful honor to those who perished. Would love to visit but no map or directions given. We live in south Michigan.

    September 9, 2011 at 11:36 pm
  • Wayne Meyer

    Is the field open 24 hours this weekend?

    September 10, 2011 at 12:53 am
  • Mark S Horsley

    Ten years later. It’s still vivid in my mind where I was and what I felt at that moment.
    My girlfriend and I went to the “Healing Fields” today and it was a bit emotional and sobering. Slowly wading through the field of flags, reading about real people and their lives that were given in such a patriotic manner due to such hatred, sinister, cowardice motives and acts, made me glad I attended to remind me of the sacrifices made that day. As a retired veteran, I salute every fallen soldier, fallen civilian, and every family member that was affected by this cowardice act. I salute those still serving, you indeed have my full respect.
    Patriot’s Day lives in our hearts and minds.
    De Oppresso Liber
    MSG(Ret)Mark Horsley

    September 10, 2011 at 4:21 am
  • West Michigan Healing Field 9/11 Memorial in Rockford - 98.7 WFGR Classic Hits

    […] Rockford Area Community Endowment is now hosting the 2011 West Michigan Healing Field® . This  9/11 flag memorial invites visitors take in a beautiful display of 3,200 U.S. flags.  […]

    September 11, 2011 at 12:19 am
  • Becky Bunting

    Susan, Thank you to ALL of the wonderful sponsors and volunteers that made this even such a success! My husband and I were there and I could not have been more honored to see this in our community. To say it was emotional is an understatement, yet we are CELEBRATING the lives of those lost that terrible day 10 yrs. ago. It was truly perfect on every level. Blessings.

    September 11, 2011 at 11:07 pm
  • Cyndi

    I thank you for the opportunity to teach my grandsons about that tragic day – at that time they were babies. My daughter & I of course new the emotion and heartache as we touched the flags and read the cards. It was early Sunday morning and there was a fog on the hill and the mere power of the flags gave us the chills as we cried and prayed for the familes and friends of all who were lost. It was very emotional – thank you for all your time and efforts of this breath taking display of the “Healing Fields”. God Bless America!

    September 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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