Orange County Fire Authority firefighter honors 9/11 victims with memorial on his Fullerton lawn

  • Source: KABC-TV ABC 7 Los Angeles
  • Published: 09/12/2018 07:05 PM

An Orange County Fire Authority firefighter created a massive memorial to honor the victims of Sept. 11. Joann Anderson looked at a flag bearing her mother's name, Barbara Keating. "It's such an honor to have her flag here," Anderson said. The 72-year-old retiree was returning to California on Sept. 11, 2001. She died on Flight 11 and is among the thousands of victims named and displayed in Scott Townley's tribute to them. Every anniversary, Townley turns his front yard in Fullerton into a memorial. It started with a sign and some flags, just days after the attacks. Seventeen years later, it's grown to include thousands of flags and wooden crosses. Each one was made by Townley and represents a life lost. "It's my personal tribute to what happened on 9/11," he said. "I get emotional. It was hard to build the crosses because it was every firefighter."


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