Tempe Healing Field returns for 9/11 weekend

The 21st annual Tempe Healing Field tribute is being held at Tempe Beach Park from Sept. 9 to Sept. 11.
Published: Sep. 9, 2022 at 2:31 PM MST
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TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Around 3,000 American flags are placed at Tempe Beach Park this weekend to honor those killed during 9/11.

The annual memorial, Tempe Healing Field, is back for people to walk and remember those who died on that tragic day. Each flag has a card tied to it which has the name of a person who passed, some flags are also tied with a yellow ribbon to symbolize first responders.

Here is the list of events planned for the weekend:

  • Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk – Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 a.m. 5k run at Tempe Beach Park.
  • Freedom Concert: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Healing Field® Tribute/Candlelight Vigil: Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to join in the ceremony, speakers, candlelight vigil, and reading of the names of the first responders.
  • Stand Down the Field – Monday, Sept. 12 at 6 a.m. Volunteers welcome.