Fishers Remembers 9/11
The 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington D.C., and the crash of a hijacked plane in Pennsylvania did not go unnoticed in Fishers thanks to two retired military men who make it their business to remind us of that terrible day. The duo stood along the 116th St. overpass bridge spanning I-69, waving American flags and sporting a large banner declaring, Never Forget! “September 11, 2001, is this generation’s Pearl Harbor,” said organizer Jim Laidlaw. “We need to remember it.” 8 years ago Laidlaw (U.S. Navy, ret.), and Dennis Lawson (U.S. Army, ret.), decided they needed to do something high profile to draw attention to the events of 9/11. After securing the necessary authorizations and license, the duo got the green light for their overpass event. Since then, they’ve perched themselves atop the bridge on every Sept. 11 – from dawn to dusk where the pair are often joined by like-minded volunteers who come to wave Old Glory – and to remember too. Fishers thanks Jim Laidlaw and Dennis Lawson for their dedication.