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2nd Annual Field of Flags at the National Ability Center November 7th


The National Ability Center is hosting its 2nd Annual Field of Flags beginning at 9:30 a.m. on November 7th at Historic Miners Hospital, 1354 Park Ave. in Park City, to honor military veterans who’ve served our country or continue to sacrifice for our freedom.

Volunteers from Northrop Grumman will assist Colonial Flags in placing the 150 flags on the Miner’s Hospital grounds. The event is hosted by the National Ability Center, Colonial Flags and Park City Municipal. There is no charge to visit the site, which is open through November 14th.

“The American flag is the symbol of what the United States is all about, and there is no better way to honor the men and women who’ve served in our country’s military branches than unfurling the Stars and Stripes,” said Gail Loveland, National Ability Center executive director. “We are humbled by the sacrifices our military personnel and their families make every day so we can feel safe and enjoy the freedoms this country was founded on.”

Veterans and their families comprise 30% of the program participants at National Ability Center. Field of Flags is the beginning of a larger Veteran’s Day celebration by the National Ability Center. On Friday, Nov. 14, they will host “Saluting our Heroes” luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. General Michael W. Hagee (Retired), 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, is the keynote speaker.

The event honors the men and women who serve in the U.S. military, both active and retired, and their families. There is no charge to attend the event, but registration is required by visiting, and donations are encouraged. Event sponsorship’s are still available at a variety of levels by contacting Julia Rametta at or 435-200-0990.

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the largest in the country to provide recreational and sports opportunities to individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a Paralympic Sports Club of USA Paralympics. Each year, the National Ability Center provides thousands of lessons in programs including skiing, horseback riding, cycling and archery. For more information, visit


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