SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is honoring those who died in the 9/11 attacks 11 years ago with a special display in his backyard. It’s getting the attention of neighbors and passersby.
“More and more people need to fly the flag. We need to honor the country that we live in,” said Kim Ridley.
Driving down D Street in Springfield, you might notice three flags flying in unison.
Sandwiched in between two American flags is a flag that looks more white than red, white and blue.
But if you look closely, the flag lists the thousands of victims in the 9/11 attacks 11 years ago–all in patriotic colors.
It honors the people Ridley might not know personally but whose lives are still very meaningful to him.
“I think it’s really important for people to remember all the people that have lost their lives for this country, and as far as I’m concerned all those people lost their lives for our country,” Ridley said.
The flag of honor lists all the names of the people who died in the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, United flights 175 and 93 and American flights 11 and 77.
Profits from the Flag of Honor Project go to several organizations and charities, including the Ground Zero Memorial.