Magic Valley community remembers 9/11 on Perrine Bridge

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - The Magic Valley POW/MIA Awareness Association hosted a bridge tribute for the lives lost in 9/11.

Members of the group Tuesday gathered with the community on the Perrine Bridge and started their march across at exactly 8:46 a.m., the exact time the first plane struck a building. The group remained on the bridge until 9:14 a.m., when the second plane hit the second tower.

Organizer Cliff Lockhart told KMVT he feels sorrowful when he's standing on the bridge holding the flag.

"A lot of upset. I get angry about it because terrorism is something that should never be done in any country," Lockhart said.

Participant Debra McCreery came out to the tribute, not wanting people to forget the history.

"I hope that people will remember what it's about and not take it as a celebration but as a solemn remembrance," McCreery said.

The tribute at the bridge has been going on for four years. Lockhart says he sees a few new faces each year.

"I think it’s phenomenal," he said. "It was a good turnout today and one of these days, we’re going to fill both sides of the bridge."



 
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