"Never Forget" tribute highlights 9/11 commemoration in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. It's known as the “Never Forget Tribute," organized for the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The ceremony took place at Klingner-Cope Funeral Home in north Springfield Sunday.

More than 3,000 flags were set up for the ceremony. Organizers say this tribute is also a way to show support and respect to all first responders for the work they do.

The names of the fallen are also written as part of the red stripe in two pictures of the American flag.

Jenene Dean is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Klingner-Cope Funeral Home and says the flags represent each victim of the 9-11 attacks.

"It's so overwhelming, the number itself, you just can't really understand how large it is until you see the flags," Dean said.

People at the ceremony are also taking part in a half-mile remembrance walk as part of the ceremony to honor the memory of those who died 15 years ago.

More than 150 people volunteered to take part in setting up the three-thousand flags.