Healing Field flags will honor victims of terrorist attacks

July 01, 2004

Exchange Clubs of Washington County are hosting a display of 3,412 American flags at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.

The display is part of a national program, with more than 30 Healing Fields registered in the United States. The flags honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and those who died in Shanksville, Pa.

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The opening program will begin at 4 p.m. today. The name of each person will be called, and a flag posted in tribute on the field.

The flags may be sponsored or purchased as keepsakes for $30 each. Each 3-by-5-foot flag and 8-foot pole comes with a certificate of authenticity.


The Healing Field will be on display through Sunday, July 4.

"Honor" flags, with the names of all victims of the attacks, and "Hero" flags, with the names of emergency workers who died at the World Trade Center, also are available for $30 each.

Proceeds from the sale of the flags will benefit the Parent-Child Center in Hagerstown.

Purchased flags may be picked up at the battlefield from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 3, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 4, or after the weekend at the Parent-Child Center, 998 Potomac Ave., in Hagerstown.

For information, call 301-791-2224.

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