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Cub scouts honor 9/11 victims

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -- Local children who weren't even alive during the 9/11 terrorist attacks are honoring those who have been affected by the tragedy.

A post 9 -11 world is all seven to nine year old children know. But despite their young age, they still wanted to honor those who died.

The children are cub scouts with pack 252. The thirty scouts between 7 and 11, erected 2,977 flags along one mile of Bombing Range Road.

The kids spent hours laying the flags, and know it was for a good cause.

"I really wanted to participate to honor those people of what they did," says seven year old cub scout Evan Scott.

And for parents, it was heart warming to see their kids paying their respects, "I think once Luke saw the flags, it really started setting in the extent of the death on 9/11."

Each flag represents the life of every person who died in the attacks. A variety of local businesses helped out with the tribute. The pack cub master says the memorial costs $2,500.00. The flags are expected to stay up for a week until September 17th.