West Michigan Healing Fields

Endowment gives nearly $58,000 in first responder grants

June 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

‘We said from the beginning it all goes back to rescue’ by BETH ALTENA  FIRST RESPONDERS RECEIVE GRANTS—These fire and police chiefs and representatives of local rescue organizations are all winners in receiving grants generated from last year’s West Michigan Healing Fields memorial to those killed in 9/1/1. Fourteen fire or police departments have funding for [...]

From the City of Rockford

October 13, 2011 // 0 Comments

Michael Young, Rockford City Manager by ROCKFORD CITY MANAGER MICHAEL YOUNG Financial Outlook Over the past several years, the City Council has implemented numerous cost cutting measures to ensure that the City of Rockford budget is maintained within our budget constraints. One of the many cuts that were made included the elimination of the publication of the Rockford [...]

West Michigan Healing Field flags still available for community to keep memory of victims alive

September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

If you missed the emotional and breath-taking “Healing Field Memorial” display of some 3,200 flags during the 3-day Labor Day weekend at Cannonsburg Ski Area you can still get a glimpse of the tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Smaller in scope but no less fitting are the 100+ flags proudly on display in front of the Bishop Hills Elder Care [...]

THE TAX ATTIC with Jerry Coon

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Taxes make our world go Jerry Coon If you didn’t make it out to the West Michigan Healing Fields event at Cannonsburg this past weekend, you missed a truly inspiring and emotional event. Seeing 3,200 flags waving in the breeze up the ski slope was quite the sight. It was an even better sight looking down at the flags from the top of the hill. As a volunteer Rotarian, I [...]

West Michigan Healing Fields began with a Rotarian

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

What is perhaps not as well known is that the Healing Field program had its beginnings with a Rotary International member. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 had a horrifying impact on us as a nation and as individuals. Rotarian Paul Swenson saw the “sheer enormity” of the human loss evidenced by the rubble, carnage and confusion at ground zero. The horror [...]
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