Gov. Scott urges Vermonters to display flags on 9/11

September 11, 2021 GMT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is urging Vermonters to display American flags as a way to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

On Friday Scott issued a proclamation urging Vermonters to fly the flags as part of an effort to recapture the spirit of unity Vermonters felt twenty years ago in the aftermath of the attacks.

Scott is planning to attend a 9/11 memorial event being held by the Vermont National Guard at Camp Ethan Allen in Colchester and then a remembrance ceremony at the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Norwich University in Northfield.

Other memorial events are being planned across Vermont.

In Bellows Falls, area firefighters will be holding a commemorative “Walk to Remember” to honor the 343 New York City firefighters who died during 9/11.

About 200 firefighters made the walk last year. Organizers say they expect more this year because of the anniversary and because the walk has been expanded to include other emergency responders, including police, and the general public.