Honoring those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks

Ceremonies in Alexandria mark the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers and Pentagon

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Members of the Douglas County Honor Guard stand silently while a bugler plays Taps in the background Friday morning at the 3M lawn in Alexandria. About 3,000 American flags - one for every person who died in the attacks - were placed in the lawn in the shape of the Twin Towers Thursday night. The flags will remain until Sunday evening. (Lowell Anderson / Echo Press)

The Douglas County Honor Guard and Garfield Fire Department conducted ceremonies amidst flags on the 3M lawn on Friday morning at 8:55 and 9:25. After marching to the center of the flags, the members stood silently for several minutes in honor of the victims. A large flag was also hung over the field by the ladder truck from the Alexandria Fire Department. Members of the Garfield Fire Department stood next to the ladder truck in honor of the firefighters who died when the towers collapsed.

Friday marks the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and Pentagon.

The flags were put up on the 3M property adjacent to Highway 29 on Thursday night, and will be removed Sunday evening.

Lowell Anderson has been a photographer and writer at the Echo Press since 1998.
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