Memorial Park ceremony marks 14th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Courtesy of Omaha Police Department
Courtesy of Omaha Police Department

About 3,000 American flags will be placed in the ground at Memorial Park this Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

A special ceremony will be held 4 p.m. at the park to recognize the loved ones lost that day. The flag display honors each life lost.

Each flag will bear the name of a victim who died as a result of the attacks. The flag will include the person’s age and location of where and how he or she died. For instance, a message will note if a person died on Flight 93, Flight 75, at the Pentagon, World Trade Center 1, World Trade Center 2, Flight 11, Flight 175.

A special dedication will be held for rescue personnel who gave their lives and died in the line of duty.

Flags of those who have a Nebraska tie will be placed in a special Nebraska Connections circle area. Those flags will have more details messages about the person from families who lost the loved one on that fateful day.

The Sept. 11 remembrance event is organized by Lynn Castrianno in memory of her brother, Leonard Castrianno.

The flags will be displayed at Memorial Park through Sept. 13.


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