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9/11 Anniversary :: Flags

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On the the 10th anniversary of 9/11, West Michigan was one of 16 select locations in the country to display a flag for each person that lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy. It was called The Healing Field with over 3200 flags. As I viewed the field, I was hit with emotions that I didn’t even know were there below the surface. The sight was so moving. As I walked through row after row of flags, tears just streamed down my face as I thought about how each flag represented a person, a unique story, and a family left behind. Each flag had a card on it which told the story represented by the flag. A 3 year old little girl who passed away with her entire family on one of the flights. A heroic firefighter who went back to save lives even though his shift had just ended. Another firefighter whose baby was born just 3 days after the attacks. Story after story. Life after life. Even though so much has changed since that day, one thing remains certain, we are still called to love people.

The West Michigan 9/11 Anniversary Healing Field of Flags United States of America 9/11 remembrance flag blowing in the wind Old Glory Flag at West Michigan Healing Flag of Fields. Remembering the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Remembering the victims of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Towers. Photograph of the American Flag from a bottom perspective. Red, white, and blue. Grand Rapids Healing Field of Flags at Cannonsburg Park. Healing wreath and flags at the Healing Field of flags in West Michigan. Cannonsburg. Remembering the victims of the September 11 attacks on the 10th anniversary.

Kristen Sando - September 23, 2011 - 3:38 am

Incredibly touching photos. You do such a beautiful job! I didn’t even know about these flags…