AVON LAKE, Ohio -- It’s a sobering sight.

Nearly 3,000 American flags fill the lawn in front of Avon Lake High School in honor of the lives we lost 17 years ago during the 9/11 attacks.

The president of the school’s key club, who wasn’t yet born when the attacks happened, said it’s something he hopes will never happen again.

“I think it’s important to just remember everyone who died this day and what a tragic thing happened.”

There are other memorials that pay tribute to the 9/11 victims throughout Northeast Ohio:

EASTLAKE: At the Boulevard of 500 flags, you will find pieces from the Pentagon, a lamppost from the World Trade Center and grass / soil from Shanksville, Pa.

PARMA HEIGHTS: At the city's fire department headquarters, there's a steel beam from the World Trade Center coupled with benches that declare: "NEVER FORGET."

MEDINA: At the city's fire station #1, you will find a steel beam from the North Tower.

LAKE VIEW CEMETERY: At the iconic Cleveland cemetery, you will find three stones depicting the terrorist targets in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington.