24-hour flag wave over I-94 in Lakeland continues tradition of honoring the fallen

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The 24-hour flag wave at the Stagecoach Trail bridge over Interstate 94 has become an annual tradition on 9/11.

The row of American flags was illuminated starting in the early hours of Saturday morning. And during the day, the people who showed up at the patriotic display cheered when a convoy of dozens of firetrucks rolled by on the highway.

Jason Hetland, a veteran from Eagan, was among those present at the gathering. He said the flag wave brings people together to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11.

"This is just a way of showing that no matter what your beliefs, your thoughts are, we can all come together as one and just be here to remember those fallen in New York," he said.