Healing Field of 3,000 Flags Only One in WV

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Healing Field of 3,000 Flags Only One in WV

Spring Hill Cemetery will host Huntington's 2nd annual Healing Field 9/11 flag memorial. The state's only Healing Field celebration is hosted by the Greater Huntington Parks & Recreation District. Three thousand full sized United States flags will fly on eight foot poles in perfect rows.

This living display of heoism which will symbolize a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans honors the victims of the 9/11 attacks, veterans, and lost loved ones everywhere.

Flags will be posted from September 7th to the 11th at the cemetery located at 1427 Noway Avenue in Huntington. The Daughters of the American Revolution are coordinating individual flag sponsorship locally. Flags may be sponsored online.

Last year, the community was moved as we honored the memory of the Marshall University plane crash victims, victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and loved ones we have lost. The Healing Field is a community program to raise funds for the construction of a memorial bell tower to be erected at Spring Hill Cemetery, from which a 500 pound etched bronze bell, will toll for generations to come


To experience The Healing Field, visit Spring Hill Cemetery from September 7th thru 11th between 9 a.m. and   7 p.m. Visit the Information Tent on site to purchase flags, dedicate them, and post the flags in The Healing Field, or to make a donation to the memorial bell tower.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 6th - 9:00am - 4:00pm - Flag Installation Day - Stop by and be a part of setting up the flags!  We need lots of hands.


Friday, September 7th - 6:00pm - Marshall March of Remembrance – Depart Marshall Recreation Center, with 75 flags, march up 20th Street to Spring Hill Cemetery, The Marshall Memorial, and post the flags in the Healing Field.


Saturday, September 8th - Marshall Football Game, Memorial Bell Presentation - Marshall Stadium –           Dr. & Mrs. Ken Ambrose will toll the memorial bell for the first time publicly as the bell is presented to the community.


Sunday, September 9th - Day of Remembrance - Church Services Day - Bring your congregation to the Healing Field for your service.


Monday, September 10th - School Field Trip Day - All students & schools welcome.


Tuesday, September 11th – Patriot Day

Closing Ceremonies - 6:30pm - We will honor victims, veterans, police and firefighters, as well as lost loved ones.

The Information Tent will sell flags from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily from September 7th thru 11th. Flags can be personalized with a message, and posted in The Healing Field during operating hours. Spring Hill Cemetery will be closed each night at dark.

Flags are $35.00 each and include display hardware. Flags can be purchased and shipped anywhere. Please make all checks payable to: Foundation for the Tri-State Community Inc.


For more information, contact the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District, 304.696.5954, or visit ghprd.org, or call Spring Hill Cemetery at 304.696.5516


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