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Remembering 9-11

Douglas County Honor Guard members stand silently amongst nearly 3,000 flags placed in the lawn near 3M in Alexandria. Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 1 / 6
In addition to flags forming the numbers “9-11,” small flags in the shape of an airplane on a hill in the background commemorate the victims of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 2 / 6
An airplane leaves a contrail as it crosses the sky over the 9-11 flags near 3M in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)3 / 6
Flags in the lawn next to 3M in Alexandria spell out the numbers “9-11.” The Alexandria Fire Department ladder truck stands in the background. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 4 / 6
Nearly 3,000 flags, signifying the victims of the September 11 attacks, stand in the lawn near 3M in Alexandria. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 5 / 6
The Douglas County Honor Guard leaves the field of flags after standing silently at 8:59 and 9:28 a.m. on Tuesday. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press) 6 / 6

Douglas County Honor Guard members stand silently amongst nearly 3,000 flags placed in the lawn near 3M in Alexandria. Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.  (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)

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