Volunteers are being sought to assist with the closing ceremony of the week-long Healing Field event at Cathedral City’s Patriot Park, which honored thousands of veterans who died serving their country.

The 13th annual event began Veterans Day weekend, with more than 5,000 American flags distributed across the park in honor of the nearly 7,000 U.S. military members who have died since 9/11. Along with the flags, tags bearing the name, rank, branch of service, age, and hometown of each fallen hero were affixed to each flag pole.

Starting Nov. 10, “Taps” was played each evening at 5 p.m., and the public was invited to come view the memorial, which paid tribute the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The Healing Field will close down for the year this weekend, with the closing ceremony set for noon Saturday. Volunteers are being sought to take down the flags and place them back into storage.

Those who want to volunteer should contact Gillian Cross at (760) 578- 1282 or email her at gilliancross2016@gmail.com .

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