On the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, communities across the country pause to mourn the nearly three thousand people killed that day.
In Coon Rapids, the American flag flew high over the main street bridge for the 11th year. It’s a tradition that began in 2008, a year after Dan Hanson began organizing a day of remembrance and honor.
“I felt that at that time people were already starting to forget what happened to us six years earlier and I didn’t want people to ever forget,” said Hanson.
Hanson says planning is underway for a large commemoration ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the attacks.