Memorial Park Again Covered In Flags For 9/11 Victims

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Thousands of flags will again be placed in Omaha's Memorial Park to remember the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

This marks the 10th consecutive year for the tribute. Each flag bears the name and age of a victim and location of where they died (Flight 93, Pennsylvania; Flight 75, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; World Trade Center 1, World Trade Center 2, Flight 11, Flight 175, New York) along with personal information. The flags of those who have a Nebraska connection will be placed in a special circle.

The Irvington Fire Department will display a steel beam artifact from the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the evenings.

The memorial is organized by Lynn Castrianno in memory of her brother, Leonard Castrianno, and everyone else who died that day.

The flags will be displayed from September 5th through September 14th. One minute of silence will be observed at 9:11 a.m. on September 11th.

Volunteers from St. James/Seton School, the Rotary Club of Downtown Omaha and the Exchange Club of Omaha will put up the flags.

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