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Memorial for Sept. 11 victims at Tempe Beach Park

Posted: 12:51 PM, Sep 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 08:35:07-04
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TEMPE — Wednesday marks 18 years since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

Volunteers placed flags at Tempe Beach Park on Saturday in honor of the victims. It's called the "Healing Field Memorial," put together every year by the City of Tempe and the Exchange Club of Tempe.

They're encouraging parents to bring their children to teach them about what happened that day.

"We've taught them about what happened that day and just to be vigilant and proud of where you came from and our country," said Tana Dowell, who was volunteering at Saturday's event. "Hopefully that's enough for them."

The following events will take place this week at Tempe Beach Park:

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Freedom Concert featuring patriotic songs in the park

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Freedom Concert featuring patriotic songs in the park

Wednesday, 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Candlelight vigil, prayer and keynote speaker, Tempe Officers Association President Robert Ferraro