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Memorial site at Albany mall erected ahead of 9/11 anniversary

A group of volunteers with the American Legion planted nearly 900 flags and dozens of crosses on Saturday. (Source: WALB) A group of volunteers with the American Legion planted nearly 900 flags and dozens of crosses on Saturday. (Source: WALB)
veteran Marvin Mixon (Source: WALB) veteran Marvin Mixon (Source: WALB)
With this week marking 15 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the memorial site remembers soldiers in South Georgia that have died during combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.  (Source: WALB) With this week marking 15 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the memorial site remembers soldiers in South Georgia that have died during combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A group of volunteers with the American Legion planted nearly 900 flags and dozens of crosses on Saturday. 

With this week marking 15 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the memorial site remembers soldiers in South Georgia that have died during combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

"It's a good patriotic program. We get a lot of young folks involved from the local high schools. They participate in helping us put up all of these flags. We put them up in a hour and a half Saturday morning, that was a record time," said veteran Marvin Mixon.

The 9/11 ceremony will take place Saturday at 7 p-m outside of Albany Mall near the fountains. 

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