Patriots Day Memorial Gresham Oregon Healing Field 2003:

Commemoration of the second anniversary of 9/11/01.
There was a full day of activities on 9/11/2003. The memorial was very popular and was always full of spectators driving through, walking amongst and taking photos of all the flags. There were a lot of emotions in the crowds.

Gresham, Oregon (Borders Portland on the East)

A Flag of Honor proudly flies amidst more than 3000 Flags of Honor and Flags of Heroes Honoring the memory of those killed in the attacks of 9/11.
Kelly and wife Karla hold hands while listening to emotional speeches from FDNY and NYPD members who responded to the 9/11 attacks.
“When you hear the number of victims, it’s just a number. This puts it in perspective.” Kelly Broomall about the Healing Field in Gresham.
One of the main sponsors General Manager of Boeing Portland Dave Moe (left) and co worker Kelly Broomall (right) discuss the unbelievable efforts he went thru to make the Gresham 2nd anniversary memorial a reality. The Memorial drew a crowd of 75,000+ over the course of 5 days.
It took two trailers and a lot of volunteer efforts to bring the Flags to the Microchip campus, site of the Healing Field in Gresham Oregon.
A portion of the healing fields was dedicated to the men and women who have given their lives on the battlefield of Afghanistan and Iraq in the war against terror. Each soldier is represented by an American flag.
A Flag of Honor proudly flies amidst more than 3000 Flags of Honor and Flags of Heroes Honoring the memory of those killed in the attacks of 9/11.