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Lubbock remembers 9/11 victims


Local groups are each finding their own way to honor the 9/11 victims this week.

Members of the Young Conservatives of Texas placed almost 3,000 American flags at Texas Tech's Memorial Circle - one for each man, woman and child who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks. The flags will remain at Memorial Circle all week.

The biggest flag display is at Kastman Park. Last week, hundreds of students at Murfee Elementary placed 1,000 flags at the park with the help of first responders. This is the 10th year LISD, American State Bank and the City of Lubbock have put up the flags in honor of those lives lost during the 9/11 attacks.

All day people visited the flag display to reflect and remember those who died. "For me it's a very emotional time because my son got into the Navy, and we didn't know what was going to happen," Stella Luna said as she visited Kastman Park's flag display. "I think of the victims and their families. You wonder why, but there is a purpose for everything I believe, and when I see these flags representing every victim I show my respect for them."

Driving around Lubbock you can also see several businesses with their flags at half staff.

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