Special ceremonies to take place Sept. 11 in honor of 9/11

It is the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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On Sept. 11, 2019, members of the Douglas County Honor Guard stood silently amid flags place on the lawn at 3M in Alexandria in honor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Echo Press file photo

In remembrance of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks that killed 2,996 people on Sept. 11, 2001, the grassy area between 3M and Cenex along Broadway in Alexandria will be covered with U.S. flags – one for every person who died.

The flags will be on display from sunset on Sept. 10 through sunset on Sept. 12.

Additionally, the Douglas County Honor Guard will conduct ceremonies on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 8:58 and 9:28 a.m. and the public is invited. Patriotic music will be provided by Chelsea Lee and firefighters from the Garfield Fire Department will be present.

A large flag will hang over the field, provided by the Alexandria Fire Department.

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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