Remembering 9/11: 13th Annual Healing Field

SANDY, UTAH (GOOD 4 UTAH) - Thursday marks the 13 year anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. On Tuesday, 3,000 flags were set up at Utah's Healing Field in Sandy to honor those who lost their lives. 

“We do not want to forget, because we all know if we do forget history repeats itself,” said Shauna Jorgensen, one of the organizers of the Healing Field.

For those who visit the Healing Field, it's a time to reflect. For Jeff Gould, who was living in Pasadena at the time, it seems like only yesterday. “They weren't sure if there was some other threat so they sent us home from school and it was just chaos. I definitely remember that," said Gould.

Thirteen years later and now living in Utah, Gould visits the healing field with his wife and kids. “I just text them and invited them to come see it and spend my lunch break with me and remember all those who lost their lives on 9/11,” said Gould.

Hundreds of volunteers also remember and put in 500 hours of work. Now, American flags are up thanks to a variety of volunteers from police officers, fire fighters, military and even young youth groups.  “I want to make sure the scouts, who were just barely born when it happened, realize how many people perished that day on 9-11. I want to preserve their memory, show their respect for it, and what they did for us,” said Brad Wilson with Boy Scouts of America.

The flags will stay standing for the next week, but right now organizers of the Healing Field are still looking for sponsors to pay for the field and keep it going for years to come. You can sponsor one flag or multiple flags. One flag is $35 dollars and you go to http://www.healingfield.org/utah14/ to donate. You get to come down and have an original authentic flag that has been part of history.

Wednesday night is the Healing Field’s opening ceremony and will take place at 7:30 p.m. Other events are scheduled on September 11th, 13th and 15th all at 7:30 p.m.


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