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9/11 memorial display returns to Mars Area

Abby Hagen, 15, of Mars Area School District, places flags as part of the school's JROTC 9/11 memorial. Julia Maruca/Butler Eagle

Members of the Pine-Richland/Mars Area U.S. Air Force JROTC planted 2,977 American flags, one for each person who died in the Sept. 11 attacks, along Route 228 in front of the Mars Area High School campus.

The memorial display has become an annual tradition. The flags will remain on display through Sunday, Sept. 11.

Abby Hagen, 15, and Mark Hagen, 14, of Mars Area School District place flags as part of the school's JROTC 9/11 memorial. Julia Maruca/Butler Eagle
Braden Cunningham, 15, and Jack Riggio, 15, of Mars Area School District, place flags as part of the school's JROTC 9/11 memorial. Julia Maruca/Butler Eagle

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