UNDATED – (DRG News) As it does at various times throughout the year, the Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the United States and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge in observance of today’s Patriot Day. Today is a day of remembrance to honor those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Since 2006, the Exchange Club has posted flags across the bridge for some holidays and other occasions, like today.
Also, as a way to remember emergency services workers and civilians who lost their lives 12 years ago, the Fort Pierre Fire Department has a few of its trucks set up at the Casey Tibbs turnout along Highway 83. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the three trucks were parked at the lot this morning about 7:00 p.m. and will be there for much of the day today. He says the ladder on the ladder truck is raised and holds an American flag and a banner posted near the truck display notes the reason for the display reminding citizens to “never forget”. Cronin says the department has placed the display at the prominent site on this date so people think of the sacrifices made by some and how quickly life can change.
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