On a sunny day in September of 2001, the world was forever changed. Almost 3,000 people were suddenly gone from this world. The Kiwanis Club of Marietta wants to be sure they will never be forgotten. The 911 Field of Flags commemorative event will once again take place at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and will live on as a reminder of the legacy to the American Spirit of Courage, Hope and Honor.
This year’s Field of Flags events begins Friday, September 9 and goes through Friday September 16. The historic and horrific terrorist attack on New York City’s World Trade Center was the motivation for the creation of the Field of Flags by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta. Occurring every five years this powerful commemorative weekend includes a series of events to remind us of our loss and to honor those who sacrificed their lives trying to save others.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
It begins with a Freedom Concert at the Square in Marietta Friday night: Friday, September 9 8:00 – 10:30; featuring the Time Bandits with Special Guests. Tables are available on line at 911FIELD OF FLAGS.COM.
Saturday, September 10 10:00 a.m. – Flag Processional from Grace Community Church to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Here 2977 flags will be installed in the field in front of the Visitor’s Center.
Sunday, September 11 8:00 – Memorial Service at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.
Friday, September 16. – The Field of Flags will be open to the public at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park until September 16.
The public is encouraged to bring their families and participate by attending the concert, sponsoring a flag to be flown over the Field of Flags, march in the Processional of Flags as they move from Grace Community Church to the battlefield, place flags and attend the Memorial Service Sunday morning which will include the reading of the names of those lost on 9/11/2001.
As a sponsor, you will receive the actual 3’x5’ embroidered flag, along with a Certificate of Sponsorship authenticating that your flag flew in this nationally recognized Field of Flags. All of the funds collected from the sponsorships benefit the Marietta Kiwanis Foundation to support scholarships and other youth projects in the local community. You may also donate your flag to the Kiwanis Club of Marietta’s ongoing Flag Project.
Please join our community in this emotional reminder of the legacy of the American spirit of courage, hope and honor. To purchase concert tables and flags or sign up to participate in the procession go to 911FIELDOFFLAGS.COM or contact Pat Huey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located at 905 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, between Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia.
Photo at top courtesy of the City of Marietta. All other photos courtesy of Johnny Walker Photography.