FOX 66 News at Ten
A Flint couple has gone the extra mile to make sure Sept. 11, 2001, is never forgotten.
Moose and Suzanne Fitch purchased land at the corner of McClellan and North streets in Flint to build a tribute to the victims of 9/11 and a memorial for service men and women who have lost their lives fighting in the War on Terror.
There are four boards with the names of every man, woman and child killed by the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. They also have the names of military personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice overseas.
"Just to let them know their husband, wife, son or daughter was here and they're never, ever going to be forgotten," said an emotional Suzanne Fitch.
Tuesday night, the couple invited people to the memorial for a candlelight vigil. About 30 people showed up to pay respects on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. Some people tonight said this memorial means a lot.
"Things like this help you in the head, help you bring families together who have lost loved ones," said Vietnam veteran Ed Urban.
The memorial is open to the public, and the Fitch family encourages people to take a walk through it and look at the names. They never served in the military but decided to build and maintain the memorial so veterans and current service members know citizens appreciate their work.
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Wednesday, September 19 2012, 09:08 AM EDT
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