"Never Forget Tribute" honors lives lost on 9/11

3,000 flags were on display at the Never Forget Tribute in Springfield to honor the lives lost during the September 11, 2001 attacks. The flags represented the victims, first responders, and military members who lost their lives that day.

The Klingner-Cope Community Outreach hosted the event Sunday afternoon. The free event included guest speakers, a banner that attendees signed to thank local first responders, and a Remembrance Walk in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11.

The event organizer says even though it's been a decade and a half since the attacks, we must never forget what happened that day.
"It has been a long time but it's still near and dear to our hearts and we, as a community, need to stay close, we need to stay tight. We need to say thank you to those that continue to serve us in our community every day. They risk their lives for us," Community Outreach Coordinator Jenene Dean said.

Local youth also helped with the tribute. Many who were not yet born when the attacks happened, created artwork that was on display to show that the next generation will never forget either.