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Douglas County drapes 100-foot flag outside courthouse to mark 9/11

It is one of a number of memorials and observances around Atlanta being held to mark 20 years since the tragedy.

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — Marking 9/11 early Saturday morning, Douglas County draped a 100-foot flag outside the county courthouse.

The tribute is one of a number happening around Atlanta and the rest of the country today, as the nation pauses to remember the tragic attacks of September 11th, 2001.

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On Facebook, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office wrote: "Remembering our brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice in order to protect and serve. You will never be forgotten."