In Lufkin several memorials and dedications were held. The first was in the Spirit of America Park. About one hundred people from Lufkin, NASA and other agencies gathered to honor the astronauts and say thank you to all those who helped with the shuttle recovery.
There was a monument unveiled to mark the day the shuttle fell, and NASA gave to Lufkin the mission flag of shuttle flight 107. The flag was raised by members of the Boy Scouts and the Marines.