Clark County remembers lives lost on 9/11 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Clark County remembers lives lost on 9/11

It's been seven years since terrorists launched the attacks that forever changed our nation. Tonight, residents here in Kentuckiana remembered the innocent victims those attacks claimed.

A crowd of about 100 gathered in the Clark County Red Cross parking lot; seven years after they and the rest of the nation gathered around televisions in disbelief.

There were patriotic songs. Firefighters remembered their fallen brothers with the striking of a bell. And a bagpiper played the song that has become the symbol of 9/11 memorials.

Surrounding those attending this memorial were 3,000 American flags representing those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. Each bears the name of a 9/11 victim. For some who weren't even born or were too young to remember, those flags are a chance to make a real connection with one of America's darkest days.

Others, like Mary Lou Densford can never forget. The registered nurse and Red Cross volunteer was in New York just after the attacks. Her job was to help families who lost loved ones handle the instant financial turmoil they were facing. She recalls the first time she visited ground zero.

"In like two blocks close to it, things just kind of quieted. Even traffic wasn't down there. People were just respecting what had happened there," said Densford, "We need to remember. I think we need to keep it in mind and not let people forget."

The Clark County Red Cross has displayed those 3,000 flags each year since the 9/11 attacks.

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