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Patriot Day Ceremony
September 11, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District announces the return of The Healing Field to Spring Hill Cemetery September 6 – September 12. The Healing Field serves as a patriotic vigil to the thousands of victims of the 9/11 tragedy, recognizes the lives lost in the 1970 Marshall Plane Crash, memorializes Veterans of the Armed Forces and lost loved ones. Flags can be purchased for $35 at Spring Hill Cemetery and proceeds will benefit the Spring Hill Cemetery Memorial Bell Tower Fund. Previously posted flags held by the owner can be re-posted for $15 and retrieved on September 13.
The Marshall March of Remembrance will take place on September 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. A Procession of Marshall Students will carry 75 flags from the Marshall Rec Center on 5th Avenue, south on 20th Street, to Spring Hill Cemetery. The students will place 75 flags in The Healing Field inside Spring Hill Cemetery before joining the Patriot Day Ceremony.
Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to honor the memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This year’s Patriot Day Ceremony at Spring Hill Cemetery will include local officials, First Responders, Veterans of the U.S. Military, Greater Huntington Park & Recreation District Executive Director Kevin Brady, and patriotic music from local singers. This Ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Cemetery. Light refreshments will be provided following the ceremony.
Thursday, September 12 will be set aside as a Day of Reflection before the Healing Field is taken down on Friday, September 13. The Healing Field participants are asked to retrieve their flags on September 13 before 4:00 p.m.
Please join the Park District as we come together as a community during this week to pay our 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.