By Hoopesvision on September 9, 2011
The terrorist attacks of September Eleventh in 2001 had a horrific impact on us as a nation and as individuals. At this time of year, we are reminded of the lives that were lost during this tragic event and of the strength of our country to come together and rise above the disaster. Each year since this horrific event, a “healing field” consisting of more than 3,000 American flags – one for each victim – has been constructed on the grassy area of the Sandy City Promenade located just west of our office. As we look out our office windows, we are in awe by this beautiful display and filled with a sense of hope and American pride. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the attack on our country. In honor of those who risked their lives, the 2011 Utah Healing Field Memorial will feature the dedication of a new monument titled, Hope Rising. The monument consists of a 9ft-tall bronze statue that depicts the three firemen who raised the American flag at Ground Zero, after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. At Hoopes Vision, we feel very fortunate to have this breathtaking demonstration just outside our doors to serve as a reminder of how fortunate we are to live in this great country. Thank you to all the military, police, firefighters and other public servants who work so hard to keep us safe. It has been our pleasure to get to know so many of you throughout the years.
We invite anyone interested to come and experience the power of this exhibit now through September 13th – and if you’d like to get a view from above, feel free to join us today on the fourth floor of the One Sandy Center.