Thousands of flags set up in Connecticut town to honor 9/11 victims

OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — A lot of people in Old Saybrook were surprised to wake up this morning and find the town green covered in 2,977 flags. That is one flag for each person killed in the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

Those flags appeared overnight, with no explanation. The electronic sign in front of the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center next door simply read: “2,977 lives lost 9/11/2001.” As the sun came up and word spread, people began stopping by to see it for...

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