COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Volunteers placed 2,977 flags, one for each person who died in the attacks at the Ohio Statehouse Monday.
It’s all for Tuesday’s observance of the September 11 attacks.
Tuesday marks 17 years since the attacks that changed our nation forever. Every year, the Ohio Statehouse marks the day with a tribute on the Statehouse lawn.
“It’s important never to forget. You never want to forget the history that happened. The attack that happened because you want to understand what happened. And then also honor those lives and just really understand that each one of these persons, they mattered,” said Stephanie Sparrow Hughes with HandsOn Central Ohio.
“I still see the faces of the people that we’re looking for and for their loved ones and the grief in their faces. I just want to make sure we don’t forget what we saw there and remember that forever,” said Columbus Division of Fire Deputy Chief Jack Reall.