Opening Ceremony and nightly activities scheduled for the Laurel Healing Field

Thursday, September 5, 2019
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From September 11 through 14, the field next to South Elementary School along S. 5th St., in Laurel, will be transformed into a panorama of red, white and blue that cannot be adequately described, but once experienced it is not to be forgotten. The community, friends and family share a common bond when it comes to the loss of a Hero, and the Healing Field® is the perfect way to express love and gratitude to those Heroes.

There will be an opening ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the field. The Color Guard will present the flags and a guest singer will perform the National Anthem. Kindergartners from Laurel’s South School will sing the Pledge of Allegiance. recite will be followed by several speakers, including the featured speaker, Heidi Paulson.  

Paulson is the author of “Dependence Day,” a book about her husband, a police officer who was critically injured during a traffic stop and his recovery. With the book’s success, she and her husband have started advocating for legislation on behalf of injured law enforcement officers and first responders. She became vice president and legislative liaison for The Wounded Blue in 2018 and currently serves on the board of directors of How 2 Love Our Cops.

Each night of the event there will different activities, including flag folding, the reading of names of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, and the playing of Taps at dusk.

There is no charge to visit the Healing Field® display. All are invited to walk through the ordered rows of flags.

The Laurel Exchange Club is looking for volunteers on September 10th and 15th to help with set up and take down. They also need volunteers at their booth each day.

Contact the Laurel Exchange Club at or through their facebook page, for more info or to sponsor a flag.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., check for more info. Find them on Facebook . Email them to find out meeting time and to join: The club will have a meeting or volunteer activity. Meeting location is Sid's East Side Bar & Grill on first and third Wednesdays of each month. Members and guests eat free.  Volunteer activity on the second Wednesday of each month. Check their facebook page for updates.  Every fourth Wednesday is for a club social activity. 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Third Saturdays, 1 p.m., The Crossings, 600 Roundhouse Dr.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tuesdays, Noon, Beartooth Grill, 305 1st Ave. S.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Eagles Hall, 313 W. Main, 628-4503
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
10 a.m., Laurel Public Library, 720 West Third Street, Laurel, 628-4961


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