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Field of Honor

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Start:
May 19 @ 12:00 pm
End:
July 6 @ 5:00 pm
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Cool Spring Downtown District and the Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation are proud to host the annual Field of Honor, which is a living display of heroism that flies as a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans.

The opening ceremony for the 2018 Field of Honor will take place from 10 AM – noon on Saturday, May 19 and the Field will stand through Friday, July 6.

 

About Field of Honor:

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had a horrific impact on us as a nation and as individuals.

Paul Swenson, creator of the Healing Field and the Field of Honor, wanted to acknowledge the scale of the sacrifice with a positive image that would also offer hope and comfort: a display that would offer healing.

Swenson envisioned a display of three thousand United States flags to honor those who died on 9-11.

Not a pile of rubble bleak against a gray smoke streaked sky but ordered lines of flags posted on a grassy field, fluttering in the breeze against a blue sky, the enormity of the event symbolized by a positive and beautiful image.

On the first anniversary of the terrorist attack, the first Healing Field appeared on the lawns south of the City Hall in Sandy, Utah. Since then Healing Fields and Fields of Honor have spread around the country.

There are now nearly 300 fields across the country.

 

 

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