Howe Fire Dept. honors lives lost on 9/11

HOWE, Tex. (KXII) - Wednesday morning the Howe Fire Department continued its tradition in remembrance of the lives lost 18 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.

The Howe Fire Department continued its annual tradition to honor the thousands of lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

The fire department flew a 20 by 30-foot flag from a ladder truck on the 902 bridge over U.S. 75.

The department has continued the tradition the past five years, rain or shine, and said it plans to continue every year.

Howe Fire Chief Robert Maniet says they do this to remind the community that we are one as a nation and will never forget.

"We had a beautiful day to do it. The wind blew that flag and it just looked fantastic out there. So I think that really showed the area and the community and passerbys that we're still here and we're still doing what we do. And we love what we do," Maniet said.

This is one of several community outreach programs done by the fire department.

Members of the community have gone to Facebook, sharing pictures of the flag and expressing their gratitude to the department.