Published 12:00 am Friday, September 12, 2003
The sea of red, white and blue miniature flags that covered the lawn of the Seaboard Train Station and Rail Museum yesterday said it all.
&uot;We must remember those 3,041 lives that were lost,&uot; said Cindy Clark, guest speaker at the 911 memorial ceremony. Her husband and son, who are both in the military, both spent more that a year serving in the Persian Gulf.
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Each of the 3,041 miniature flags is a memorial to those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
&uot;Whole families were lost that day,&uot; Clark said. &uot;Every one of those flags represents somebody’s brother, mom, dad, or cousin.&uot;
Approximately 400 people came to the event, which was sponsored by the city and the Citizens Alumni Academy, to pay tribute to the firefighters, police officers and others who died in devastating attacks of the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the plane downed over Pennsylvania.
It’s important to remember all that happened that tragic day two years ago, said Katherine Kalwhite, a student at Paul D. Camp College.
&uot;I just feel like those people can’t be forgotten,&uot; said Kalwhite.
People were changed by the terrorist attacks, she added.
&uot;At school this morning, I was thinking that people somehow seemed nicer and more polite on this one day,&uot; Kalwhite said.
Nadina Gary spotted the ceremony and stopped while on her way home from working at the Suffolk Health Department.
&uot;I just think it is important for us to recognize those that killed during the attack,&uot; she said. &uot;Life is precious.&uot;