Grand Junction, Colo. Today first responders came together to remember and honor the nearly 3,000 people who died 18 years ago on September 11th.
18 years ago, at 8:45 a.m., five hijackers crashed American Airline Flight 11 into the North Tower. Less than 20 minutes later, United Flight 175 would crash into the South tower.
To honor those killed, local firefighters met at different overpasses across Mesa County to hang the American Flag They say they make this visual commemoration every year to honor first responders.
"It's really important they we recognize that we have more in common than we don't. And that we really believe in an important thing. And, even though it's been 18 years, it's important to just remember the sacrifices made by firefighters and first responders that day,” says GJFD Dirk Clingman.
The Grand Junction Fire Department met at both the 23 Road and 27 Road overpasses.