Rural America remembering, on 20th anniversary of 9/11

BEATRICE – Farmers along U.S. Highway 77 between Beatrice and Cortland showed Americans will never forget, on the 20th anniversary of the nine-eleven terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania.

Equipment decked out in American Flags was parked in fields and driveways along the highway.

"Most of them as soon as I tell them its the 20-year anniversary, that the farmers are wanting to say we remember by putting flags on our equipment, immediately, it's a yes."

Emily Haxby farms in northern Gage County and serves on the Gage County Board of Supervisors. Support for the project and reaction by the public was very good, with people honking horns as they drive by….some slowing down to take pictures.

"It's kind of a reminder of where we have been the past twenty years, and that's why we're putting up a sign here that says we remember instead of never forget....because we just pulled our troops out of our twenty year war on terror. We remember."

Tractors, combines, construction equipment, a sheriff’s car and a fire truck were among those on display Saturday. A lot of motorists traveling to the Nebraska Cornhuskers game got a look at the display of remembrance, on Patriot’s Day.

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