Article by Shawn Hogendorf
The anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is less than a week away, and Paul Rode is once again planning a 24-hour flag waving on the Stagecoach Trail overpass on Interstate 94.
Rode was so moved by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, that he went out, bought an American flag and began waving it on a freeway overpass—and has done it every year since.
Flags will be waving from the overpass for 24 hours on Sept. 11, and fire trucks are expected to drive under the bridge on Interstate 94 at 4 p.m. sharp.
Those interested in participating in the event can buy a flag and stop by the bridge at any time on Sept. 11. The hope is to have at least two people waving flags on the overpass for 24 hours straight.
People sign up for specific hours by visiting the Agave Kitchen Facebook page and liking a comment featuring the hours you plan on being there.
“This is a big deal to me and when you do it, it will become a big deal to you also,” Rode wrote on his Facebook page.