Tempe honors victims of 9/11 with annual 'Healing Field' tribute

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In memory of the September 11 tragedy, the City of Tempe hosts and the Exchange Club of Tempe presents its 14th annual Healing Field tribute.
Healing Field is a memorial that pays respects to the nearly 3,000 victims who died during the tragic terrorist attack. Workers of Healing Field will physically assemble nearly 3,000 flags in their honor.

"Sixteen years have passed since the terrible attacks on September 11, 2001 and we are still saddened by the horrific events of that morning," Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said. 

"Tempe is honored to be part of this unique event that gives community members the opportunity to remember those who lost their lives and reflect on the freedom we share as citizens of this great nation."

[RELATED: American flags planted at Tempe Beach Park 9/11 'Healing Field']

The memorial runs for four days, from Friday, Sept. 8 through Monday, Sept. 11. at Tempe Beach Park.
You can find more information below: 

Friday, Sept. 8
6 a.m. Volunteers gather for the flag installation.

6:30 p.m. Freedom Concert featuring the U.S. Coast Guard Band, World Champion Trumpet Player Jesse McGuire, singers from Grand Canyon University and Valley Christian, 150 of Tempe's most talented junior high singers.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 & 10
Viewing of the flags
is open to the public all weekend long. 
Monday, Sept. 11
5:46 a.m. Tribute ceremony:
 presentation of colors, music, prayer and the reading of the names of the first responders who gave their lives that day.
7 p.m. Candlelight vigil: music, prayer and the evening's keynote speaker, Donna Bird.
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