9-11 happened to fall on Sunday this year. So after dinner we decided that an appropriate Sabbath Day activity would be to wonder among the flags on display on the Sandy City mall. Each year the city displays 3000 flags, each with a name of an innocent victim of terrorism attached to it. The event is called Healing Field.
|Jenna & Erin|
Alex Boye was instrumental in getting the predominately white crowd to participate. After the first number, he came forward and announced that he was a Mormon, and that it was okay for everyone to join in the fun.
After the singing and dancing, Sterling Poulson, newsman and choral conductor, gave a serious presentation about the 9-11 tragedy.
It all ended with a gun salute. I just got lucky when I snapped the following photo.
|Real fire coming from the barrel.|
In a moment of silence for the victims, Sterling asked us to appreciate the beauty of nature, and fortunately the Lord provided a beautiful sunset for us.
|Sunset as viewed from the grassy Sandy mall.|