Every Sept. 11 for the past five years, Pam Carleton has gone out to Tom Burnett Way in Pleasanton to put up flags and leave flowers, honoring the .
This year, she added 40 flags to the patch of grass in front of Pleasanton's , the company for which Tom Burnett Jr worked.
Carleton chose the number 40 to represent the heroes of Flight 93, she said. Burnett was aboard that flight, and helped overtake the hijackers. The plane crashed in Shanksville, Pa., killing all on board.
Over the years, others started coming by to add their own mementos to the display. And on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of that horrible day, the display was bigger than ever.
Carleton said the sign was donated by Accurate Impressions in Dublin. And once the display comes down on Wednesday, all the fresh flowers will be donated to the .
Carleton loves doing this, but said it's getting to be too much for her to do alone; she's hoping a local Boy Scout troop or other organization will help in the future.
"I was pretty amazed how many flowers were left and other things added to it," Carleton said.
"I noticed people stopping and taking pictures with their families amongst all the decorations. It made me proud to see but sad in a way too. I think it touched a lot of people this year."
If you're interested in helping out with the memorial in the future, call Pam Carleton at 925-846-0547.