Neenah-Menasha Fire Department pays tribute to 9-11 victims

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(WKOW) — On Wednesday, people across the country will remember the victims of the September 11 attacks that happened 18 years ago.

One Wisconsin fire department has a new display to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives.

The Neenah-Menasha Fire Department in Northeast Wisconsin came up with a flag.

It’s 10 feet tall and five feet wide representing the “never forget” mentality adopted after 9-11.

“It was simply about pride. Pride in our department. Pride in the communities we serve. Pride in our profession and pride for our country. And that’s hopefully what we reflect in our work here,” said firefighter Scott Harding.

There’s symbolism in the flag. It has a metal cutout of the New York skyline and the Twin Towers and it represents the merger of the Neenah and Menasha departments with old fire hoses from both agencies as the stripes of the flag.

 

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