Friday, September 23, 2011

The Healing Fields

Yes, I am finally contributing to the blog. Sorry I am so slow. Bear with me as I am still trying to figure out how to do this whole thing. Last week our family went to the "Healing Fields" and it was amazing! I wan't to share it with all of you. With the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th tragedy, I found myself remembering with deep sorrow the events that took place. It was difficult to watch the programs on TV. However, I was in awe of these people who have overcome so much...survivors of the devestation and loved ones of those that passed on. We saw some incredible stories and watched it as a family.
At the time in 2001, my oldest was only 3 years old. She wasn't much aware and doesn't remember anything from that day. While watching the program we were able to discuss things as a family. It was a great experience and we were so touched by the stories. We then went to the "Healing Fields" which aren't far from our house. This was a park about 2 football fields long that was covered with American flags. There was a flag every 10 feet or so, and one flag for each person that died that day. On each flag there was a 3x5 card of a person's name, occupation, age, and where they died. On most of the cards there was also a little bit that told about them. I couldn't believe how many people there were that died between the ages of 30-50. Hundreds. It was quite an incredible scene to behold all of these flags, people reading them and visibly moved by what they saw. It was hard for the kids to imagine all of the people killed in this tragedy. Seeing it brought it into better perspective and helped them to realize how many people lost their lives that day. It was an amazing experience to have as a family. I am so grateful and proud to be an American.


Molly said...

Thank you for sharing that experience, Dayna. Sounds like a very memorable thing to do with your children.

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