Palm Northwest "Healing Field" to honor 9/11 Victims

By Shakala Alvaranga | salvaranga@lasvegasnow.com, Jonathan Carrera

Published 08/27 2016 10:22AM

Updated 08/27 2016 04:34PM

The Palm Northwest Mortuary and Cemetery will honor the 2,996 people who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001 by hosting a unique Healing Field event Saturday morning.
 
The Healing Field is a display program created by the Colonial Flag Foundation honoring, supporting, and memorializing the lives lost on 9/11. The Healing Field will display 2,996 American flags, each representing a victim. 
 
Palm Northwest will also construct a wall of remembrance listing the names of the victims.
 
The community is invited to attend the inaugural service for Palm Northwest's Healing Field that started at 8 a.m. The service will be held at 6701 North Jones Blvd. Volunteers and organizers will assemble flags and place them on the field. 
 
"A tragic day, everybody knows about it, everybody's aware of it, and we can't believe its 15 years ago. We can't forget. "I don't think anybody will forget that moment where they were, what happened, and this personally to me means a lot." Keith Armington of the Burn Foundation said.
 
The flags will remain on location until Sept. 16. Palm Northwest Mortuary and Cemetery will also hold a silent auction ending Sunday, Sept. 11. All proceeds from the silent auction will go to the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation to support the local heroes who risk their lives every day for the communities in southern Nevada. 
 
"It's been 15 years since the tragedy of 9/11 struck our great nation, and 2,996 Americans lost their lives," said Kelly Browder, general manager at Palm Northwest Mortuary and Cemetery. "Many lost their brothers, sisters, fathers or mothers, but today we honor them with our Healing Field. It's our honor to provide the community of Las Vegas with a place to reflect on the attacks that changed our lives forever."
 
Palm Northwest Mortuary and Cemetery will also host a remembrance service starting at noon on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Healing Field. 
 
If you have any questions regarding the Healing Field or the service on Sept. 11, please contact Palm Northwest at 702-464-8460. 

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