On Friday morning, Sept. 2, thousands of flags were planted outside the Mall in Columbia as a tribute to those who lost their lives 10 years ago on Sept. 11.
According to the Columbia Mall's Facebook page, employees of the mall were joined by members of the Columbia-Patuxent Rotary Club, the Howard County Police Department, and the Howard County Fire Department, who all came together to place the flags along the Little Patuxent Parkway.
A total of 3,300 flags were planted, each one representing a life lost, the site states.
According to the Howard County Times, the final 343 flags that were placed during the event represented the number of firefighters and paramedics who died at the World Trade Center.
About the tribute, Suzanne Voelker wrote on the mall's Facebook page that the site looked impressive from the road.
"I was having a bad day until I saw the flags and it reminded me to not sweat the small stuff. Thank you," Voelker stated.