September 11th – The Healing Field

Author: Christina Heinle

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The 9-11 Memorial Healing Field at Tempe Town Lake is on display September 10th – 13th.  Thousands of flags honor the people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Each flag has a bio-card with the name of the individual, age, hometown, location on 9/11 and personal information. Yellow ribbons mark the first responders and sky blue ribbons identify the aircrew members, all that died that day.

I remember what I was doing when I heard the first reports of the plane hitting the first World Trade Center. When the second plane hit I became glued to the TV and later the web, hungry for news.  I couldn’t fathom, and still can’t, the devastation, the horror and the lives lost.  Wandering amongst the flags is sobering and I’m thankful that memorials like the Healing Field help me remember and honor the victims from 9-11.

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Christina Heinle is a trip leader for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. You can visit her at