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DOIN’ GOOD: 9/11 commemoration off South Loop 289

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 8:04 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KJTV) - For many, September 11, 2001, is a day engraved in our memories. With Saturday marking the 20th anniversary, many people who are young adults now, weren’t even born yet.

It’s the reason some Lubbockites are working to make sure people who don’t remember that day, can still feel the impact years later.

“It was just a sense of sadness and gloom and I think everybody just felt scared but also had a sense of uniting as one,” Makenize Means, with Prosperity Bank, said.

Over the week in South Lubbock, 1,800 miles from New York City’s 9/11 Memorial, 1,000 flags fill Katsman Park stood as a visual reminder of the gravity of what happened that day.

“Just to walk amongst the flags and just kind of think about what it means to be an American and to see the flags and the price that was payed for us to have our freedom,” Means said.

9/11 is one of those memories that just simply hurts. It was one of the hardest days in American history. But despite the pain, the stories of people who worked in the Twin Towers and Pentagon, our troops in the war against terror, the first responders who rushed in, and every hero we have learned about in between still live on.

“I think it’s still important to teach kids about this because it’s a part of our history,” Means said. “It shaped our culture not just here in America but across the whole world.”

The flags will fly until Tuesday. Katsman Park is off the South Loop in between Memphis and Indiana.

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