Remembering 9/11: Tempe's Healing Field flies nearly 3,000 flags

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Tempe, Ariz – The largest and longest-running September 11 tribute event in the Phoenix area will take place at Tempe Beach Park this weekend.

The Valley of the Sun Exchange Clubs Foundation and the City of Tempe present the seventh annual Healing Field event, which will display nearly 3,000 American flags – one for every person who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

This free community memorial will last throughout the weekend starting Friday, September 10 at 6:30 a.m. when volunteers begin setting up the flags.

The Healing Field opens to the public at 5:40 a.m. on Saturday, September 11 and will conclude at Sunday, September 12 at 11:00 p.m.  A candlelight vigil will take place Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.

United Blood Services will host a blood drive September 11-12 at Tempe Beach Park. Walk-in Donors are welcome, but to make an appointment, visit www.bloodhero.com and use code 9/11.

Tempe Beach Park is at the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway.

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