Healing Field

by Chris on September 13, 2011

On Sunday, we took our son to see the Healing Field in my town (have I told you how much I love my town?) to commemorate those who perished on 9/11.       

9/11 flags

While I wasn’t planning on writing a post on it, I was so impressed and overwhelmed by it all that I had to share. 3,200 perfectly aligned flags standing 8 feet tall represented each individual.  9/11 flags

Of course, each flag had a tag to explain who we lost. Who were they? What did they like to do? What family did they leave behind?

       memorial tag     memorial tag

Flag after flag we read. We walked in near silence, and we cried. Okay, I cried. They were just silent.

  memorial  twin towers memorial

9/11 memorial  9/11 memorial

september 11

Some stunning numbers to remember. 

9-11 9/11           9/11 memorial

My son was only 2-years old at the time of the attack, and I vividly remember struggling to keep to our daily schedule on that day. We sat glued to the television screen while trying to be “normal” for him.9/11 memorial

While it was a horrible lesson to have to teach him, it was a lesson nonetheless. The visual perspective of what this country suffered on that day brought up a lot of conversations for us and is something he will remember for years to come.

walking in flags

If you’d like to know more about Healing Field, you can visit their website. They offer various versions of the display and list where upcoming events are taking place. Have you been to one? Perhaps you can share your experience with others in the comments. Everyone has their personal story, and I’d love to hear them.

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