Lufkin Memorials Held Today in Lufkin

Memorial ceremonies in Lufkin were attended by hundreds of residents, as well as friends and family of those who died in the shuttle disaster. At Lufkin's Spirit of Freedom Park, a monument was unveiled to mark the day. NASA also presented to the city of Lufkin, the mission flag of Flight 107 as a thank you for all the help the citizens gave. The flag will permanently fly in Freedom Park.

One of the most poignant moments of the memorial came when the honor guard fired seven shots to salute the fallen astronauts, and then a bell rang seven times in remembrance of their sacrifice.