Today is Nine Eleven. I will always associate that day with our daughter’s wedding which happened 11 days later in the aftermath of that terrible day. Today we visited the Healing Field in our neighboring town of Prescott Valley. The Healing Field is an annual tribute to the nearly 3000 lives that were lost September 11, 2001- one flag for each life, with a tag telling about that person and where they died. The flags seem to go on forever, a sobering reminder of how many families lost loved ones that day.
I was especially moved by the BOOTS! Each flag that memorialized a firefighter had boots at the base. I couldn’t help but think of the firefighters fighting so many wildfires today- especially in California (my home state). God Bless our Heroes!
I ‘m not able to attend this year’s Veterans Day parade in Prescott, so I’m posting this photo from last year. I’m pretty sure there will some very similar sights to see. . .
Looking back at photos from my Vulture Mine excursion in November, I found quite a few that never made the blog- like the one below:
As I understand it, the company that now own the mine is Canadian- hence the maple leaf along with the stars and stripes.
Bystanders at Prescott’s Hose Cart races yesterday:
I love living in this small town1