September 11th is a day to "never forget". A somber day for all, but a day many patriotically honor the lives of thousands who died during the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol.
Many memorials are planned throughout the nation, and Tempe Town Lake will be participating in its 12th annual Healing Field tribute.
Nearly 3,000 died during the September 11th attacks, and each lost life is remembered with a symbolic American flag as a sign of unity.
On September 11th, 2001, more than 6,000 people were injured in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania, and 2,977 were killed in the attacks.
- 5:46 a.m. - Memorial ceremony begins with a keynote speaker
- 7:00 p.m. - Candlelight vigil
Location: Tempe Town Lake
Duration: September 10 - September 13
Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily
Volunteers are sought to help remove the flags on September 13th, and there is a blood drive donation hosted onsite throughout the event's duration.