Sept 11: Healing Field in Tempe Town Lake

Posted at 10:46 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 01:46:33-04

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. 

The Exchange Club of Tempe, the City of Tempe and volunteers work to put together what the 9-11 Healing Field Memorial says is the "largest and longest running memorial of its kind in the country." 

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. 

September 11: 

  • 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.