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Honoring lives lost on Sept. 11

Nearly 3,000 flags were placed on 3-M property on Broadway on Monday, Sept. 11 to commemorate each of the 2,977 victims of the terrorist attack in 2001. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)1 / 2
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Honor Guard marched near the flags and paid tribute to those lost in the terror attacks. (Beth Leipholtz | Echo Press)2 / 2

American flags waved as the Douglas County Sheriff's Honor Guard marched nearby on Monday, Sept. 11, to acknowledge the 16th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks that left 2,997 dead.

The flags, one for each person killed in the attacks were placed on 3M property off of Broadway Street in Alexandria. They were set up in two columns, representing the two World Trade Center towers. Three larger flags were placed to represent the towers and the Pentagon that were targeted by terrorists in the attacks.

Beth Leipholtz

Beth is a reporter at the Echo Press. She graduated from the College of Saint Benedict in May 2015 with a degree in Communication and Hispanic Studies. Journalism has always been her passion, but she also enjoys blogging and graphic design. In her spare time, she's most likely at Crossfit or at home with her boyfriend and three dogs.

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