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Teen places flags in front of Orcutt school to honor 9/11 victims

Posted at 6:03 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 00:23:40-04

A Central Coast teen is getting a special shout out for going out of her way to honor those who lost their lives 18 years ago on September 11.

Ashley Mason, along with her friends at Orcutt Academy High School, put up 9/11 signs and flags on the lawn in front of the high school .

Mason says by doing this, she hopes to inspire kids at the school to do the same next year and start a tradition.

"We put up these flags to, like, help remind these kids that we did have tragic events and that we need a memorial for the people who died," Mason said.

When Band of Brothers member Steven Baird saw the memorial, he says he was amazed.

"I'm blown away that a student who hadn't even been born yet when 9/11 had happened and they're talking about this and they're still keeping this alive. This is a beautiful thing," Baird said.

To thank her, Baird gave Mason a star from a U.S. flag and a badge from the Echo Group that is good for a Band of Brothers hat and T-shirt.