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Spokane woman honors 9/11 victims, families

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A Spokane woman stood for hours Tuesday - waving an American flag atop the Argonne overpass.

"It's been 17 years since 9/11 and I think that it's important that we remember all those people who lost their lives," said Laurie, who didn't want to share her last name. "2,996 people lost their lives."

Laurie has been standing in the same spot for 15 years. She says she was inspired by a fully uniformed Spokane firefighter who has spent every 9/11 waving the flag at busy cars zipping by.

"I think it's something that a lot of people don't talk about anymore," said Laurie. "Most employers don't even take a moment of silence and recognize it."

Laurie hopes her efforts help people never forget those who lost their lives during the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

"Hopefully there are people like me that are out there that keep the memory alive and remind people that there are people fighting today and dying today because of this very issue," said Laurie. "And then all the people who made the ultimate sacrifice - the firemen and the police. I just want to remember them and let them know that somebody in little Spokane still remembers."

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