Sep 14, 2009 5:38 PM by Veronica White
Almost 3,000 people died in the September 11th attacks eight years ago.
One local patriotic family has a tradition honoring those lost. They say everyone can, and should, serve their country-- even simple traditions like this make a difference:
Before the sun came up on Septmeber 11th, Christopher Goodland, a private in the Army Reserves, visited the 9/11 memorial downtown. Every year his father goes to pay his respects and place a wreath at the site, and he is always the first of the day. Since he could not do it this time, he sent Christopher.
"It's a great thing to do, anytime you can honor someone who's come before you and done a good deed, Christopher says.
His stepmom, Rhonda, agrees: "We don't want people to forget and it's just a small thing for us to do...we just want them to know that we do care."