Easton Police Department has a 9/11 Memorial in the lobby. The Flag of Honor was donated by residents Eunice and Lee Hanson. They lost their son, Peter, their daughter-in-law, Sue Kim, and their granddaughter, Christine Lee, who was the youngest victim, in the 9/11 attacks.
The Hanson Family were passengers on Flight 175.
Easton Volunteer Fire Department paid tribute to all victims yesterday. They also honored emergency responders who got sick working downtown after 9/11. Each year the firefighters place 343 flags on th green to honor the firefighters killed that day.
For the last 16 years, The Peter Burton Hanson award for humanity is presented to a senior at Joel Barlow High School. Hanson graduated from Barlow in 1987. This year's recipient is Colin Hanson, no relation. He was praised by coaches, is involved in best buddies program and has helped special needs students with sports.
The award, created by Peter's family, is presented to a Barlow student who embodies his characteristics of dedication to social justice, appreciation of cultural differences, love of the arts, concern for the environment, volunteerism, and sensitivity to issues of peace.