Healing Wounds with the Field of Honor

Healing Wounds with the Field of Honor (Photo courtesy Flickr user W.D. Vanlue)
Healing Wounds with the Field of Honor (Photo courtesy Flickr user W.D. Vanlue)

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, the immense loss the country suffered was often depicted in the media through images of twisted steel and broken concrete. But on the first anniversary of the tragedy, the Healing Field and Field of Honor program began by posting 3,000 American flags, honoring each person who died and recognize each individual loss.

The concept spread quickly, and will come to Sheridan County on August 9th through the 11th as the second county in Wyoming to take part in the program. Terry Weitzel, program chair for the Field of Honor in Sheridan, explains.

He says Sheridan is a very giving community that recognizes the sacrifices veterans, current service members, first responders and their families and friends make every day. Weitzel says the Wounded Warrior Project helps veterans with both physical and invisible wounds.

To support Sheridan County's veterans, active military, first responders, personal heroes and wounded warriors across the country, you can purchase a five-foot flag for $35 at a variety of Sheridan businesses and organizations.

Order forms for a flag can be picked up at Big Horn Design, the Country Bounty, Photo Imaging Center, Prime Rate Motors, Sheridan Stationary, the Story Store and the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce. Flags can also be purchased online through Sheridan's Rotary Club at www.sheridanrotary.org.

Weitzel says they will need plenty of volunteers to help set up the Field of Honor display.

The opening ceremony will take place on Friday at the Sheridan College Veteran's Memorial and will feature U.S. Army veteran and Wounded Warrior, Jeremiah Pauley, and Sheridan College president Paul Young.

For more information, visit http://www.healingfield.org/sher....


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