CLEVELAND — Third Federal Savings & Loan is marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in a special way.
In a ceremony on Wednesday, Third Federal placed 2,977 American flags on the front lawn of their headquarters on Broadway Avenue in Cleveland. The number of flags equates to the number of people who died in New York, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.
“We recognize 9/11 as a day that changed our country and all of us,” said Marc A. Stefanski, Chairman and CEO. “It is appropriate and important that, on this 20th anniversary, we take the time to remember those who lost their lives on that day.”
The 2,977 flags will remain on Third Federal's lawn through Sunday, September 12.
More 9/11 Coverage:
- Remembering 9/11 through the eyes of students
- Remembering 9/11 - 20 years later: World Trade Center survivor from Northeast Ohio shares her story with Russ Mitchell
- Remembering Susan Getzendanner: 9/11 - 20 Years Later
- How Cleveland and Northeast Ohio immediately reacted after 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center
- Northeast Ohio family of 9/11 victim makes it their mission to use tragedy to teach next generation
- Remembering 9/11: A return to Shanksville
- A call to serve: Woman rescued from Pentagon daycare on 9/11 now serves in Air Force
- Two victims who died on 9/11 identified nearly 20 years later
- 20 years after 9/11 terrorist attacks, legacy of ‘the man in the red bandana’ stronger than ever