Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget 9/11/01

Ten years ago today...we all remember where we were and what we were doing on that fateful morning. It was a beautiful day...warm n clear with a beautiful blue sky and  bright sunshine. In less then 1 1/2 hours... two planes crashed into the world trade center twin towers. Another plane crashed into the Pentagon in Washington DC and yet another one crashed in the fields of Shanksville Pa. Those of us old enough to remember hold the events of that day ingrained in our memories forever. However, there are new generations born and will continue to be born that won't have those memories. Therefore, Healing Fields were created to help us to heal from those memories and to help all new and future generations learn about that tragic day, so our country will never forget!
The Exchange club of Hanover Pa. has organized this most inspiring healing field for all to see and pay tribute to our fallen hero's and victims that died in this horrific act of terrorism to this great country! May God bless and give us all peace!
      Each flag has a dedication card with the persons name, age n where they died. It also tells you a little something about this person.
There were lots of volunteers who gave of their time to this very meaningful event
They started placing the flags in the rain at 12pm on Friday Sept 9, they had 3,0000, each one representing a lost person. This was acomplished in just two hours....thanks to all of the volunteers!
These photos really can't begin to show you how awesome this is and the inspiring feelings you get to just witness such a wonderful event.
                                                            The Rifle Salute
                                                                          Taps
                                              Taking the flag down at dusk
            Today they will read the names of all the people who perished on this sad day!  May we keep them in our hearts forever!!!

7 comments:

Faye said...

What a poignant remembrance, Janis. It is good to know that communities all over the country are honoring the dead. How far are you from ShanKsville?

Tracy said...

It was such a breathtaking site. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made that possible. The big flag hanging from the ladders of the fire trucks, had to hang losely otherwise it could have acted as a huge sail turning the trucks on their sides. Great pics.

Tricia said...

I hadn't heard about this Healing Field... What an incredible tribute! You've taken some awesome photos, too. WoW! =)

MarieElizabeth said...

So wonderful, and I love that they called it the healing field. Such a good idea.

Living Life said...

This was something worth seeing in person. I'm so glad I went. You got some great shots.

Becky and Gary said...

Marvelous post Jan! God Bless America!
B.

Pamela said...

just WOW