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Santa Barbara Beach Memorial Remembers 9/11 Victims

By Joe Buttitta, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Anchor/Reporter, jbuttitta@keyt.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:36:46 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 11 2013 09:17:11 PM CDT

Thousands of American flags have been placed on Santa Barbara's West Beach to honor those lost on 9/11.

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Two thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven.

That's the number of American flags placed on Santa Barbara's West Beach to honor those lost on 9/11 -- one flag for every victim killed on that day 12 years ago.

The field of flags is organized by Young America's. A foundation that places flag memorials around the country to ensure Americans youth never forget Sept. 11.

"This is a nice time of reflection to really remember what happened, volunteer Amy Levitt said. "Even if were weren't quite as old as we needed to be to appreciate it."

The memorial on West Beach has been staged since 2003. Organizers said they'll be back each year to remember those lost and mark the day our country changed forever.

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