SANDY, UTAH (ABC 4 UTAH) – Representing the year, 2013 flags are posted at Utah’s Healing Field in Sandy, all to pay tribute and honor those who lost their lives during 9/ll.
Lfc. Jada Duck serves with the U.S. Army Reserve. Today, he is reflects back to that tragic day 12 years ago. “I just wanted to come out and take a minute out of my busy day to remember those who sacrificed their lives on behalf of us to protect our freedom our way of life,” says Lfc. Duck.
He says he remembers 9/11 like it was yesterday. Now, paying tribute- he is teaching his 12-year-old daughter about that day and those who lost their lives fighting to protect our nation. “I feel it’s important for us to remind the future generations and the kids what happened and what we are doing at this point to try and make sure it doesn’t happen in the future,” says Lfc. Duck.
Thanks to Homes for Heroes and Colonial Flags they are helping in that effort to educate, by hosting this years healing field, where over 2,000 flags have been put up to honor those who lost their lives.
“Paul Swenson is the originator of the field. He's also the owner of Colonial Flag and it was his idea, his thought to be able to honor every single victim, every single responder that was part of 9/11, and thus this field was born. This is Utah's ground zero, says Shauna Jorgensen with Homes for Heroes.
For Pfc. Duck he hopes more people stop by Utah’s ground zero to pay tribute and to remember.
However, he tells ABC 4 Utah he hopes another tragedy like 9/11 never occurs in our nation again. "I would rather take the fight to them and fight them on their soil. I don’t want to see anymore Americans lose their lives then what is necessary.”
The flags will be taken down Thursday evening. Those who make a donation to the Homes for Heroes will receive a flag they can keep. For more information on Homes for Heroes and donations visit http://www.homesforheroes.com/