Huntington's Spring Hill Cemetery, at 1427 Norway Ave., is home to West Virginia's only Healing Field. Now in its third year, the Healing Field display serves as a tribute to those lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the 1970 Marshall plane crash, veterans and lost loved ones everywhere. Hundreds of Healing Field displays are organized throughout the country as a tangible expression of mourning and honor. Huntington's display is expected to grow, as flag sales continue through Sept. 15.
At 6 p.m. today, The Greater Huntington Park & Recreation district will unveil and dedicate the cemetery's new memorial bell tower, funded in part by sales of Healing Field flags. The evening will begin with the Marshall March of Remembrance, as students carry 75 American flags from the Marshall Rec Center to the Marshall memorial in the cemetery. Flag sales are available daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Flag kits are $35 each, with $15 of each purchase going directly to the memorial bell tower fund.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, the first Memorial Bell Tower 5K run/walk will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery to raise funds for the tower. Registration fee is $25. For additional information about the run, contact Jim Duke of Healthy Tri-State at 304-617-2121