Those who know me know the deep connection I have with New York City and the events of September 11th, 2001, so I was honored to be asked to be on the board of the Utah Healing Field (Utah's 9/11 Memorial) to help them in creating a remembrance run to kick off the opening of the field this year. As I watched the opening of the 9/11 Museum this morning, it made me even more determined to make this a success.
With the exceptional support of area residents and businesses, the Colonial Flag Foundation has established the Utah Healing Field® massive display of flags as a cherished Utah tradition. This year, Homes for Heroes® stepped forward to host this breathtaking event produced on the grassy lawns in front of the Sandy City Hall. The Sandy Promenade, home of the Healing Field® display since the event's origin, is the perfect site to post more than three thousand United States flags as area residents remember and honor not only the victims of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, but those of our military, first responders and their families still with us.
The 9.11k run will be held at 6:00pm on Wednesday, Sept. 10th, finishing as the opening ceremony begins.
Registration will be open as soon as we get the run website up, but I would love you all to "save the date" on your calendars and help get the word out!!
WE ALSO NEED SPONSORS! If you would like to sponsor this event, we have sponsorship opportunities at all levels. Please contact me if you would like more info becoming a sponsor for this wonderful event.
I hope to see all of you there!!