On August 14th, 2011 the city of Pierre,SD had the honor of being the final city to host and raise the 9/11 Patriot Flag as part of the 9/11 Honor and Remembrance Tour. The Patriot Flag has been on tour in all 50 states, and farther as part of a Remembrance Tour to remind everyone of the brave men and women that perished in the terrorist attacks. The ceremony in Pierre, SD was the final stop before the flag heads back to New York in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
This gallery contains numerous photographs taken during this ceremony. It was a windy, but beautiful day to hold this ceremony. Among the speakers were Fort Pierre mayor Sam Tidball, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, and keynote speaker Joe Torrillo who is one of the few fireman who survived the collapse of the twin towers. It was an inspiring event and I would encourage everyone to take a moment and remember this fateful day, remember those that perished in the planes and buildings, but also remember the brave emergency responders that ran into the burning towers to save as many lives as they could, with no regard for their own lives.