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2,977 American flags placed along Putty Hill Ave in honor of 9/11 first responders

Posted: 3:11 PM, Sep 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 17:21:26-04

PARKVILLE, Md. — Over 140 people, including members of Towson and Loyola Universities ROTC programs, set up about 3,000 American flags along Putty Hill Avenue to honor those who lost their lives as a result of 9/11.

The Hope and Peace Foundation organized the event to commemorate the many heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice since the incident 18 years ago.

According to the foundation, they will also recognize 154 Marylanders who passed away in the line duty in the fight against terror since 9/11.

"We're here today because we want to be apart of a community that comes out and says 'we will never ever forget,'" said Janice Chance, President and Chaplain of Gold Star Maryland Chapter.

At the event, the mothers of four military members who lost their lives in battle shared a message to the young ROTC members who volunteered their time and service for the U.S.

"As mom's here we are so very very grateful for your selfless service and your sacrifice to our nation," said Chance.

A total of 343 flags were set in front of the Parkville Fire Station and 72 flags in front of the Parkville Police Station to honor and remember the firefighters and police officers who gave their all on 9/11.

For more information on the Hope and Peace Foundation, click here.