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9th Annual Healing Field
September 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Throughout the year Huntington’s Spring Hill Cemetery provides a beautiful setting for reflection,
which brings comfort to visitors. The sense of healing created is heightened each September as 3,000 U.S. flags fly in solemn formation to honor the lives sacrificed in the terrorist attacks of September 11th of 2001.
Greater Huntington’s Park and Recreation District administers the cemetery, and its renown has spread beyond its Tri-State area, and the United States’ First Lady, Melania Trump, recently visited Ritter Park where 453 U.S. flags that are part of Spring Hill’s annual Field of Honor® display flew to recognize the number of children in Huntington’s foster care resulting from parental addiction to opioids.
September’s annual Field of Honor® display also remembers the loss of student athletes, coaches, officials and supporters of Marshall University’s football team when their chartered plane crashed while returning to Huntington after a game.
A bell tower pays respect to 9/11 victims, being purchased with proceeds of the annual Field of Honor® event, has joined a touching memorial honoring those lost in Marshall University’s unforgettable tragedy. With these memorials and the Field of Honor® massive display of the Stars and Stripes, Spring Hill Cemetery reaches out to the larger Huntington community offering the opportunity to remember, reflect and find comfort.
Additionally, the annual theme of Huntington’s Field of Honor® honors individuals those currently serving in the armed forces, first responders and those killed defending our nation and serving our local community.
The Huntington Healing Field® display is a gift to the community made possible through donations, sponsorships and the efforts of many dedicated volunteers. You can show your support and gratitude by sponsoring a flag or making a donation.
Please join the Park District to pay respects, reflect and look forward together.
These events are sponsored by the Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District and Spring Hill Cemetery. For more information call 304.696.5954.
The Healing field goes up September 5th and will be on display through September 12th.