The West Sacramento memorial features
more than 350 large flags. At its center, two towers representing
the World Trade Center are, are marked with the words “never forget.”
It’s John Vinson’s 15th year
setting up his 9/11 Memorial Flag Tribute in West Sacramento.
Each time he does it, he adds something new.
This year, international flags from
more than 60 countries representing the nationalities of people killed
at the World Trade Center - are mixed among the 2977 small flags at his
memorial one for each victim.
Smaller memorials around the site
recognize other tragedies, including the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting
in Florida and the 2012 Benghazie attack.
“Everybody takes something from
here. Some folks come in here and just cry for a long time and
then they’ll leave. Other People come her and just think about
life.” said Vinson, a former resident of the city who said up to 4000
people visit the site at Jefferson Boulevard and Locks Drive each year.