Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Michigan Remembers 9/11: Photos from the West Michigan Healing Field

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It was a beautiful and solemn tribute in honor of the victims of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2011. This weekend, 3,200 America flags covered a hill at Canonsburg Ski Area, just north of Grand Rapids, MI.

The power of the memorial is not only the sea of American flags (93 rows of 3'x5' flags, but in the brief biographies attached to the flags honoring the victims by listing their name, hometown, age, a brief biography, and where they tragically lost their lives (flight #, WTC, or Pentagon).

It is a powerful tribute. Particularly, when reading the short biographies and fully grasping how these innocent men, women, and children were murdered and robbed of growing up, getting married, or meeting unborn children.

The Healing Field memorial is not unique to West Michigan. The idea originated in Sandy, Utah by Colonial Flag who helps organize temporary memorials across the country. You can visit their website to locate a Healing Field coming to your area as well as purchase fields to help support the memorial.

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