Nearly 3,000 flags were placed on the Ohio Statehouse lawn by volunteers every year since 2002, including last year.

For the past 18 years, the Ohio Statehouse has memorialized 9/11 with a flag display on the West lawn. But the 2,977 American flags, one for each life lost in the terrorist actions of that day, won’t go up this year. 

Karen Kasler

Dozens of volunteers have started the job of placing 2,977 flags on the West Lawn of the Statehouse for its annual 9-11 memorial.

Dan Konik

Nearly three thousand flags are on the Statehouse lawn this weekend, placed there by volunteers from two state agencies and a Columbus non-profit.