Paul Rode and friends are once again in the middle of a 24-hour flag waving on the Stagecoach Trail overpass on Interstate 94 in Lakeland.
Rode was so moved by the events of Sept. 11, 2001 that he went out, bought an American flag and began waving it on a freeway overpass—and has done it every year since.
Flags will be waving from the overpass for 24 hours on Sept. 11.
Fire trucks, and other first responder vehicles, drove under the bridge on Interstate 94 at 4 p.m. (video above)
If you are interested in participating in the event, there is still time to stop by the bridge ready to wave your flag whenever you would like. The hope is to have at least two people waving flags on the overpass for 24 hours straight.
“This is a big deal to me and when you do it, it will become a big deal to you also,” Rode wrote on his Facebook page.