The 14th annual Tempe Healing Field tribute will once again be held at Tempe Beach Park September 8th – 11th 2017 from 6am to 8pm each day. We will stand down the Field on the morning of the 12th.
If you have never taken the time to go to Tempe Town Lake to visit this memorial, you are missing something very special. What a cool tribute to the innocent lives lost from a cowardly attack on our freedoms.
Beginning Friday, September 8th, volunteers will pound nearly 3,000 pieces of rebar, will erect nearly 3,000 eight foot tall American Flags, we will put a personal bio card on each flag…most importantly, we will honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
If you are interested in volunteering to set up or stand down the Healing Field, join us at 6am on the 8th or 6am on the 12th.
Per our friends at the City of Tempe:
One American flag is flown for every person who died as a result of the terrorist attacks on our nation. The public is invited to join neighbors, community leaders and public safety officers in a walk of remembrance through the flags.
Please join us in honoring the nearly 3000 victims of the September 11th attacks on our country. TheHealing Field Memorial will have three thousand 3’X5′ flags standing 8′ tall in perfect rows at Tempe Beach Park. This beautiful display will fly a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans, honoring all those who died September 11, 2001.
If you haven’t done so lately, please thank a Vet for their service in protecting this great nation of ours.
Watch this first video and listen as the planes fly overhead. What a reminder of the day that we vow to never forget.
May God bless America. Now and forever…
Tempe Healing Field
What: September 11th Memorial
Where: Tempe Beach Park
When: September 8th – 11th 2016 from 6am-8pm
Why: Honor those killed on September 11th, 2001
The Healing Field is a FREE event presented by the Exchange Club of Tempe along with the help of many awesome volunteers from all over the valley.
Friday morning, Sept. 8th, 6:00am, Set Up Healing Field – Open to the public any time after approximately 9:00am.
Open Friday, September 9th and each day through Monday the 11th.
Friday evening, 9-8-17, 6:00pm – Freedom Concert, Free to all – Patriotic songs in the park.
Monday morning, 9-11-17 – 5:46am Memorial Service begins. Monday evening, 7:00pm – Candlelight Vigil. These are FREE family-friendly events!
Tuesday morning, 9-12-17, 6:00am – Stand Down Healing Field and store for next year. Volunteers welcome and appreciated.
Please Visit Tempe Beach Park from September 8th thru the 11th and pay your respects. We Will Never Forget!
The Healing Field is easy to get to from anywhere in the valley. Just head to Tempe Beach Park which is at Mill Avenue and Rio Salado parkway in Tempe. ( 80 West Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281 ) If riding the light rail for easy access and free parking, just exit at the Mill Avenue station and walk north to the park. The map below will show you how to get there.
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The Healing Field needs your help! Many sponsorship opportunities are available. –> click for Healing Field Sponsors‘ info. We also have opportunities for people to be a Ribbon Sponsor. These people can choose which flag to fly their ribbon. The ribbon will have the name of the 9-11 victim on it . The sponsor will be given the ribbon along with the flag which has flown over the Healing Field.
The Tempe Healing Field can not happen without your help and donations! The Healing Field is put on by a small group of amazing people but the financial costs come from donations from generous people just like YOU! Please contact Tempe Exchange Club members Julie Hettermann, Mark Poisson or Nick Bastian to donate or to learn about how YOU can help to financially support this event: Julie can be reached at 480-540-2435, she’s got the complete Healing Field scoop!
Please feel free to contact us right away to learn how you or your group can be part of the 2017 Healing Field at Tempe Beach Park. Thank you!!