Flags rippled in the heat. Heads bowed in prayer. In churches, pastors spoke words of remembrance and comfort. And in a pasture, a horse named Liberty ran free and strong.

Glen Rose and Somervell County residents honored the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in different ways. Since the anniversary fell on a Sunday, many churches offered special prayers.

American State Bank again erected an "American Tribute" flag field to honor the community’s first responders, as well as pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11 tragedies.

The display of more than 100 flags is in the field between the Glen Rose ISD Technology Center and GRISD Administration Building. McAnear Machinery donated a lightig system to illuminate the field at night.

The stars and stripes will wave at the field through Sept. 13.

American State Bank started the American Tribute in 2002 on the first anniversary of the attacks. ASB wanted to create a memorial for the victims of 9/11 as well as a place of honor for our first responders.

Commemorative T-shirts for $5 and flags for $25 will be sold at ASB branches. All proceeds will benefit the ASB Nursing Scholarship Fund.

The Reporter received Kimberly McDonald's story about her family's horse, Liberty, who was born on that fateful. We couldn't improve on her words, so we are printing her story exactly as she told it.