Remembering the unforgettable

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Vicksburg National Military Park employees salute as National Cemetery Supervisor Melvin Jackson raises the American flag to half-staff this morning in front of 3,000 flags placed on the lawn of the park in memory of the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks a year ago today. Park Historian Terry Winschel said the work bell used in the National Cemetery until 1933 was to be rung by volunteers 3,000 times at noon to pay tribute. “It is a small way for the staff of the park to say we remember,'” he said. (The Vicksburg Post/Melanie Duncan)