Man continues 9-11 tradition

A West Lafayette man is working to make sure the community never forgets the lives lost on 9-11.

Posted: Sep. 11, 2018 6:50 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A West Lafayette man is working to make sure the community never forgets the lives lost on 9-11. 

Robert McKinniss has been hanging flags on County Road 200 North for years, and today was no exception. For the past seven years, on this day, he hangs flags on the road. Most of the flags were specially designed and lists the names of all the first responders who lost their lives.

He says he hangs these flags to remember the good. "The good thing was is we had heroes that ran into burning buildings unknowingly what they were going in to. To do what? To save peoples lives," said McKinniss.

His decision to begin this flag hanging tradition came from wanting to make this day memorable for the community. "I just woke up one morning on the 10th year anniversary and I thought, what can I do to make this day special for everybody,” said McKinniss.

McKinniss says he plans to continue the flag hanging tradition for years to come.

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