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Field Of Flags: Easton Honors Firefighters, Hometown Family Lost On 9/11

The Easton Volunteer Fire Department displays 343 flags to honor the firefighters who died in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Easton Volunteer Fire Department displays 343 flags to honor the firefighters who died in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo Credit: Easton Volunteer Fire Department
The Easton Volunteer Fire Department displays 343 flags to honor the firefighters who died in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The Easton Volunteer Fire Department displays 343 flags to honor the firefighters who died in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo Credit: Easton Volunteer Fire Department
Peter Hanson died on Sept. 11 his wife and daughter.
Peter Hanson died on Sept. 11 his wife and daughter. Photo Credit: File

EASTON, Conn. — For Sept. 11, the Easton Volunteer Fire Department honors the 343 firefighters who died in the collapse of the World Trade Center in a terror attack.

They also remember Peter Burton Hanson, who grew up in Easton. He died at the age of 32 aboard United Airlines Flight 175 on Sept. 11, 2001, with his wife, Sue, and daughter, Christine, 2, the youngest victim of the tragedy.

The Easton fire department remembers all who were lost on 9-11, including the firefighters, police officers and EMTs.

"Our thoughts are also with all those that got sick working downtown after 9-11," the fire department said. "Each year the EVFC places 343 flags on our green to honor the firefighters who gave so much that day."

The center of the flag display includes a photo and three flags for the Hanson family.

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