“Flags planted for the fallen heroes of 9/11” announces a page 1 article in today’s Berkshire Eagle. It’s about a man in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, who for 18 years has honored the first-responders killed trying to save civilians at the Twin Towers of New York City’s World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Donald Barrington plants 343 small red-and-yellow flags on the lawn of the firehouse to honor the firefighters who died that day, and 71 on the police station’s lawn for the police officers who died.
“I haven’t done anything for the civilians yet,” he told a reporter. Barrington thinks the hill between Monument Mountain Regional High School and U.S. Route 7 could be a good location. If a flag were to mark each death, more than 2,000 would be required.
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“9/11 service to honor area victims of war on terror” is the headline over a story in the Eagle about tomorrow’s memorializing of five Berkshire County residents “killed defending America in the war against terrorism.”
Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyler and local veterans will lead the dedication of the new Iran/Afghanistan War Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park on South Street, beginning at 10 a.m.