The Field of Flags is one of the largest commemorations of 9/11 in the nation. In the years following the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, the Marietta Kiwanis expanded its flag-related activities to include the Field of Flags. This stunning visual tribute to 9/11 victims is held every five years at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, in cooperation with the National Park Service. The awesome sight of 2996 large three-by-five foot flags flown, one for each life lost on that fateful day, is unforgettable.
One life lost. One flag flown.
This year, which marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack, the Field of Flags memorial is scheduled for September 4th – 18th. Each life lost to the senseless tragic events of September 11, 2001, will be honored by our 5th Field of Flags installation in 2021. This powerful commemorative event begins on Saturday, September 4th and will be open to the public until Saturday, September 18th. Please join the Marietta Kiwanis as we remember and honor those who lost their lives that fateful day.
The entire community is invited to participate in what has become one of the largest commemorative events in the nation.
There are many ways to become involved. Visit the 2021 Field of Flags installation at the Kennesaw National Battlefield Park, Old 41, Kennesaw, beginning September 4 through September 18. Saturday, September 11 – Attend the Memorial Service at the Field of Flags and Reading of the Names of those who lost their lives on 9/11, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw, GA 30152.
Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta through the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation, the 9/11 Field of Flags is displayed every five years and has become one of the largest commemorative events in the nation. Flag sponsorship helps to fund this project and ensure its continuation in the future. The Marietta Kiwanis Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, #58-1409116. For more information visit: www.911fieldofflags.com/
Editor’s Note: The photos were taken by the Bright Side during the 2016 Field of Flags. If you look closely you can see members of our community walking through the display. Take your children so that they understand what happened on September 11, 2001.