the Exchange Club of Hanover will be hosting a Ten Year 9/11 Memorial Healing FieldTM from September 9-12, 2011, at the West Manheim Elementary School, 2400 Baltimore Pike, Hanover, Pennsylvania. This event will consist of 3,000 3ft. x 5ft. American flags on 8ft. poles to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of all those who died September 11, 2001. The event will include a program of invited speakers and entertainment in remembrance of that fateful day.
Current plans call for the flags to be set up starting at noon on Friday, September 9th with a brief program starting at 6 PM. On Saturday, September 10th we will have entertainment and speakers starting at 9:00 AM and Saturday evening at 5:00 PM we will have a special service to recognize those service personnel from the surrounding areas of Northern Maryland and South Central Pennsylvania that have lost their lives in the war on terrorism. Saturday’s speakers will include Joe Dittmar, Sr., a survivor of the 105t
h Floor of Tower 2 of the World Trade Center, and Mal Fuller, a supervisor in the Pittsburgh air traffic control tower when Flight 93 came over. On Sunday, September 11th there will be a brief program starting at 8:00 AM and then the names of those who lost their lives in the terror attacks on 9/11 will be read aloud starting at 8:46 AM. The flags will remain flying until noon M
onday, September 12th.
I have included a flyer with this letter to provide you with information on the event. Funds from the event will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and local fire, police and veterans groups. Information is also available at: www.healingfield.org/hanover or www.hanoverexchangeclub.com.
In addition to the speakers and entertainment on Saturday, September 10th, there will be a charity motorcycle ride from Battlefield Harley Davidson in Gettysburg, PA to the Healing FieldTM site. The ride is scheduled to arrive at the site around noon.
The 3000 flags, poles, and rebar for the program will be arriving at the West Manheim Elementary School on Friday, August 5th. Transportation for the flags from the Colonial Flag Foundation in Sandy, Utah will be provided by Walmart.