Sep 11, 2013 4:34 PM by Associated Press

Memorial for 9/11 victims at Tempe Beach Park

PHOENIX (AP) - Volunteers have placed nearly 3,000 American flags at Tempe Beach Park as a memorial for those who died in the East Coast terrorist attacks in 2001.

Wednesday was the 12-year anniversary of the attacks at New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

A hijacked plane also crashed in a Pennsylvania field.

The flags represent one for every person who died in the 9/11 attacks.

Called the "Healing Field," the Tempe memorial will stand through Saturday as a tribute to the departed.

The Exchange Club of Tempe has sponsored the memorial since it started in 2004.

The Arizona Republic ( says it used to be just called a field of flags. But because people were getting such an emotional healing, it became known as the Healing Field.


Information from: The Arizona Republic,


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