It's been 11 years since the 9/11 attacks. Over a decade later, and America still remembers.
On this year's anniversary, Millcreek fire departments joined forces, raising a 60 foot American flag on 12th and Peninsula Drive, honoring the men and women that lost their lives.
"This is Erie PA's largest flag," said flag owner Jason Brendel. "It's 30 by 60 feet, and the one thing that my family wants to do, is keep paying it forward and keep giving back to the community."
Under the shade of "Old Glory," local emergency workers took time to reflect.
"It's a lot of heartache personally, and for my fellow firefighters," said Belle Valley Firefighter Tom Mayo. "I lost friends. My son lost half of his class from when he graduated school. It hits home real hard."
At the same time, in Erie, the Snoops Neighborhood Watch Association held a ceremony of their own.
The group raised a flag in Friendship Park, which was actually flown in a combat zone during Operation Iraqi Freedom.