Originally Published: July 17, 2015 6:28 a.m.
Volunteers are needed to help during Prescott Valley Patriot Week this year with installation of flags and manning of information booths for the Healing Field of Flags at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.
The first Healing Field of Flags opened at the Prescott Valley Civic Center in 2012, to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The display now has 3,000 American flags, and an additional 19 to honor the Granite Mountain Hotshots lost on June 30, 2013.
Each flagpole bears information about the victims of the 9-11 attacks, and the fallen Hotshots. Many visitors have found the names of friends and family, and others have come to pay their respects to the victims and the first responders who gave their lives trying to rescue them.
Volunteers are needed to man the Healing Field information booth from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day beginning Saturday, Sept. 5 immediately following the opening ceremony of the Prescott Valley Healing Field of Northern Arizona, and the closing of the Patriot Day Ceremony on Friday, Sept.11. Each shift is two hours. Flag installation will take place on Friday, Sept. 4.
If you can help with the information booth or flag installation, please email HealingFieldPV@gmail.com, or call Prescott Valley Communications Relations Coordinator Heidi Dahms Foster at 928-759-3123. Please include your name, phone number and your preferred time slots. All volunteers must be age 18 or older, or accompanied by an adult over age 18.
A mandatory orientation meeting will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room. The first 100 volunteers will receive a Healing Field t-shirt.