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Snohomish teens remember the fallen with 9/11 flags

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American flags outside the academy Sept. 10.

SNOHOMISH — A field of little American flags has been placed in honor for the victims of 9/11 by a student of The Academy of Snohomish. In fact, 2,977 flags were placed along Fourth Street between the corners of Avenue A and Union all due to the effort from high school senior Blake Habersetzer, who felt this was a way to remember and honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The flags are provided and planted nationwide by members of the Young America’s Foundation, which Habersetzer is a local chairman. Habersetzer and his father planned out a grid for placing the flags. Once the planning was finished, the next step was planting the flags, which was done by 100 other members and took three hours to complete.
“I think this is a great and important way to remember what happened that day, but also to teach the younger generations about what happened as well” said Paulette Habersetzer, who is the principal of the academy.
This is the first year Blake Habersetzer has done something like this, and hopes that future members of the Young America’s Foundation continue with this tradition.




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