Metro Atlantans honor 9/11 victims on 11-year anniversary

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ATLANTA —

A group of Fulton County high school students are doing their part to honor those who lost their lives on September 11.

Students at Milton High School worked through the night on a flag display on the lawn of the north Fulton school.

A member of student government organized the display, which involved placing 2,997 flags, filling the lawn. The flags represent each life lost during the terror attacks.

 This is the 5th year the students have organized the display, one of many in metro Atlanta this week.

On Monday, Atlanta police officers and firefighters honored the first responders who lost their lives. Sept. 11 brings back especially hard memories for one Atlanta officer who worked for the New York Police Department in 2001.

“For some reason, I was not working that day. I watched it on TV, and of course, we had to go in and do the searching for people,” Officer Nicole Sime said.

Cambridge High School also put a similar display to the one at Milton High School to honor the victims.

In Coweta County, residents honored both the victims of 9/11, and those who died fighting in post-attack wars.