Saturday, September 10, 2011

"The Healing Fields" - a 09/11 Memorial.....

Hi everyone -


This evening, Brian, Brookie and I (Adam was visiting his grandparents), visited "The Healing Fields" a 09/11 Memorial in Tempe, AZ.  There is a 3 foot by 5 foot flag displayed at 8 feet high for every victim of 09/11 .... it was the one of the most humbling experiences I have ever witnessed (I have been to Ground Zero two times.....and that was definitely the most humbling....)
I wanted to share our photos from today... 













This was the section for the victims at the Pentagon (the boots were donated by Luke Air Force Base)





There were two real roses at the base of this flag....


On every flag was the victims name. a fact about them, and where they were on 09/11 (WTC, Pentagon, the individual planes)..... (I know it will take a few extra minutes... but I really encourage all of you to click on the images of the name cards to enlarge each one and see the beautiful things that are said about them....)

Brookie holding one of the name cards....




















For the children that were lost, they had Teddy Bears located at their flags....





Brookie and Daddy.....


Always remember... never forget.......

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)




51 comments:

  1. Wow!! This brings tears to my eyes!!
    What an amazing Memorial for all of them!!
    How long do they keep this Memorial up?
    Thanks so very much for sharing!!
    This is just so very touching & very beautiful!!
    How special all of you were able to be there to see this in person!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful place with us! It must be hard to hold back the tears while walking through it!

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  3. Thanks for sharing these images with us all! What a sight. It is so sad, hey. xo

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  4. oh my word. I have chills...and when I got to the photos with the empty pairs of boots...tears. What beautiful photos. These are some very powerful, moving images that wil not soon be forgotten. thank you for sharing!!!

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  5. Wow, what an amazing tribute. Is that at Tempe town lake? I'm from AZ [I went to ASU] but now I live about 1 mile away from ground zero. I still haven't been... they have so much going on with the anniversary coming up it's too busy... I will go someday though...

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  6. This post is unbelievable, Julie...So many of the people were so young...and then, the children. It's so tragic...and those teddy bears...oh gosh, they are so sad....I just pray that nothing like this ever happens again.
    XO
    Cindy

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  7. Oh wow...what a heartbreaking tribute. So many lives. So many were children too! The photos...overwhelming when you pan out and see the sheer quantity, the sea of flags - each representing a life lost. :*( Thank you for your touching post.

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  8. Julie. This is so incredible. Its heartbreaking ... Thank you for sharing these photos. For the first time in 10 years I learnt that there was a whole family killed on one of the flights. And a few other children too. I didnt know that. Somehow I had thought that since there was never really a mention of any children or a whole family (which I think is the most tragic of all), that indeed kids were not involved. There has never been much said about the victims in the planes. Anyway..Thanks so much :o)

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  9. Beautiful pictures an post Julie.
    I'm thinking of you and your nation today.
    big hugs

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  10. Reading this with tears in my eyes, yes we Dutch people and not only we but the whole world changed, became another world.
    Seeing the names the words about those people, we may not forget and think we won't if people do forget this, we will keep the memory alive( is that correct spelling?) I will never forget what happen, what it did to the world and his people, my thoughts are with you today, with all of you!

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  11. Thank you for sharing this touching post,I have tears running down my face,so many people who had their lives cut short. What a wonderful place to pay your respects to those who lost their lives,like Nadia I didn't know there were so many children killed that awful day 10 years ago and so many young people in the prime of their lives with young families,so very,very sad.
    I hope everybody will spend a few minutes today thinking about these people and their families whose lives changed forever on this day 10 years ago. Deb xxxxx

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  12. Thanks for sharing the pics Julie...my heart goes out to all the families...I can't begin to imagine...

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  13. What a wonderful tribute to those that lost their lives. The pictures brought tears to my eyes for the innocent people whose lives were cut short. I can't explain the emotions I felt seeing the cards for the young children who are now gone. They say time heals, but 10 years later and it is still very emotional.

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  14. Thank you for sharing these photos. They are very touching.

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  15. So important never to forget as each generation moves on, such sorrow for those who lost, so important to remember, thanks for posting this, I will never forget that fateful day but this was a precious post to pay tribute to them, take care, Doreen x

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  16. thanks for sharing these... blessings on your day! {{hugs}} Michelle

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  17. what a beautiful tribute. amazing. thanks for sharing and it is a day that is never to be forgotten.

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  18. Wow, what an amazing tribute! Thanks for sharing!xoxo

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  19. Beautiful photos and such an amazing memorial. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  20. Great pictures. This is an amazing post. It was very nice being able to read the cards on the flags.

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  21. Julie, I wonder how it felt to see it all in person, I'm so touched by these images! I went to ground zero a few years ago and it was one of the saddest things I've ever seen in my life...
    what a beautiful tribute!
    have a great Sunday

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  22. Wow! How incredibly moving and what a beautiful tribute to all the fallen victims. Thanks so much for sharing, Julie!

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  23. I'm speechless~ what a great post~this is why I love America~may we NEVER forget!! God Bless America!

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  24. Hey and congrats on your Punky Sprouts GDT spot~super awesome!!!

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  25. I am in tears.

    May God continue to help us all heal & bless the souls once again.

    God Bless America, may she stand FREE forever.

    TTFN ~
    Hugs & love,
    Marydon

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  26. Julie, thank you so much for sharing this touching tribute to the victims of 9/11. How sad that such young children were aboard those fateful flights!!! Your photos captured the meaning of today perfectly, and I know we will never forget that horrible day in our history.
    Loretta

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  27. What an amazing tribute.. Just seeing those boots next to the flags give me goose-bumps.. Thanks so much for sharing these shots..

    Hugs, Linda

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  28. I still shake whenever I think about 9/11...... so sad.

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  29. I love seeing fields of flags - so touching...

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  30. Thanks for sharing the photos Julie...my heart goes out to all the families...hugs...xoxo

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  31. What a wonderful tribute - I love the effort of putting stories to all those names. I always break up when I see the firefighters mentioned.
    hugs xx

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  32. What a powerful and beautiful post. thanks for taking pictures of those memory cards. They tore me up but it's important to remember!!

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  33. Bravo to the organisers who bring to us these personal memories. How poignant and with such dignity.
    Thanks Julie for sharing this, its really touched my heart.

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  34. Hi, Julie!!
    I had to come back and see this again. One of the cards Brookie held up has a name on it of a boy I knew in H.S. don't know if the same person or not?
    I will have to do some research and ask my dad.
    Thanks again for sharing such an amazing Memorial!!
    Hugs!

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  35. What an amazing memorial, such a fitting tribute.

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  36. What a sobering sight - I bet you are so glad you went.

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  37. Wow. I bet there's not a dry eye in the place when you visit there. x

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  38. You captured some amazing photos. I've seen the display from my office window, but have not had the chance to walk through it. That's certainly something I must do next year.

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  39. Thank you, Julie, for sharing these photos with us.
    My heart goes for the families who lost their dearests. So sad, such a tragedy.
    Hugs.

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  40. What a beautiful and touching tribute. So glad you posted this. :)

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  41. Such moving photos Julie!!! So sad! Thinking and remembering of all those Men, Women and Children.

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  42. Even after 10 years...it stills shocks me to the core and the images of those jumping from the burning building still haunts me.

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  43. Wow, that is amazing - what a great tribute -sure it must have been very emotional!!

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  44. So touching tribute Julie.That day, 11 September .. To get goose bumps .. keep it in my memory of those horrible days.
    Even though it's ten years ago. You think off people innocent loss.
    A day like so many bright days in New York began with a clear blue sky, changing rendering ...
    When I pictured and video to look .. I get tears in my eyes what a day.

    for the people who have lost people, I would still very much power and so much prayers

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  45. Wow. What a beautiful memorial tribute. So touching. Thanks for sharing Julie!

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  46. Wow! Thanks for sharing these photos. What a beautiful tribute! Amazingly done!

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  47. Wow..how touching. I didn't know that was there. We went to the Patriots Day celebration at Paseo Hills Park (35th & Pinnacle)... cool military helicopters (got to go inside) & then watch them take off. And Tony Orlando was there!!

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  48. I loved seeing your tribute here. I was watching all the T.V. coverage of the anniversary and I was so sad! Then my nephew and his wife in Chicago had a baby girl and Kathryn is from Long Island NY. Her dad, Mia Rose's granddad, is a retired NYPD! It was so bittersweet.

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