15th Annual Utah Healing Field Returns Sept. 9-11

Display commemorates events of 9/11

SANDY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Some 3,000 American flags will be placed in front of Sandy City Hall on Sept. 9 as part of the 15th Annual Utah Healing Field. This display has been a Sandy City tradition since 2002, the one-year anniversary of 9/11.  The flags will be on display through Sept. 11.  Sandy City Hall is located at 10000 Centennial Parkway.
 
On Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Utah Highway Patrol, Sandy City Police Department, Ogden City Police Department and Unified Police Department will present K-9 demonstrations in memory of Aldo.  Aldo, a police dog, was a 5-year veteran of the Unified Police Department shot and killed by a fugitive in late April.
 
The theme for this year’s field is Operation K9. Organizers chose this this theme to honor all K9s who have died in the service of our country and police, fire and rescue. 
 
On Sept. 11, beginning at 5:30 p.m., a one-hour program will be presented. Singer Alex Boye, Stan Ellsworth (from BYU TV’s “American Ride) and Mission Volant (an organization that provides veterans with adventure therapy) are scheduled to appear. All events associated with the Utah Healing Field are free and open to the public.
 
The Utah Healing Field is also raising funds for Labs for Liberty, a Utah owned and operated foundation that trains and places Labrador retrievers with veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder (aka PTSD).  For more information about Labs for Liberty, visit labsforliberty.org.
 
Volunteers will be needed to help collect the flags on Sept. 12 depending on the weather.
 
To volunteer for collecting flags, contact Carolyn Ney at (801)231-5471 or email her at carolyn.ney@academymortgage.com.

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