DES MOINES – Monday marks the 16th anniversary of 9/11, and locations around Iowa are remembering those who served and died that day.
People across Central Iowa are remembering the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and elsewhere. Flags were flown at half staff around the state.
In Waukee, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg kicked off the March to the Capitol. It’s a 21 mile walk that started at 9:11 a.m. at Centennial Park. The group of about two dozen then stopped at the Waukee Fire Department and continued on their journey.
They made stops at seven firehouses along the way. The 21 miles represents the 21-gun salute. The walk takes about nine hours and finishes at the state capitol.
If you’d like to honor the men and women lost in your own way, you can stop by the tribute trail along Gray’s Lake in Des Moines. More than 3,000 American Flags are lining the street to honor those who served.