Sergeant Major Tony Rose was hurt when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon but he still rescued nine people and assisted countless others.
He was awarded the soldier's Medal Of Heroism for his actions. He says our nation's flag is the banner that untied all Americans on September 11th.
"There are people who would like to see our flags brought down. In 2001, they wounded us but they didn't bring us down. Keeping these flags flying reminds us that freedom is worth fighting for and that means standing up and doing the right thing," said Sergeant Major Rose.
Members of the Crossgates Exchange Club have put up 1500 American flags on their soccer fields in Brandon and will host a September 11th, 10th anniversary memorial. Organizers say it is their way of reminding everyone that freedom comes as a result of the ultimate sacrifice.
"People died for it and the American flag is still the symbol of the Untied States of America and always will be and we need to remember that," said Barbara Blough, with the Crossgates Exchange Club.
Sergeant Major Rose says the flag is not only significant to Americans, but anyone who is cloaked in protection by the U.S.
"Many times people forget our soldiers, signalmen, airmen, marines and coast guard personnel are in 74 countries around the world and on the right side of that uniform they wear the American Flag and to us that's our home, but to other people that is a symbol of hope and to some people that's all the hope they have and that's our flag," added Sergeant Major Rose.
Ten years ago the events in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania were an hour and 42 minutes that changed America.
Sunday at 2pm, on this field in Brandon, Mississippi remembers.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:03:39 GMT
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-17 02:07:23 GMT
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:01:35 GMT
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:07:16 GMT
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Monday, September 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:39:25 GMT
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Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:41:22 GMT
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Monday, September 15 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:55:55 GMT
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The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:11:21 GMT
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