KALISPELL, Mont -

Kalispell residents took time to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001.

"This is an important date and something that we will never forget," said Kalispell American Legion Post Commander Ray Anderson.

Anderson led a group of Flathead County Veterans and residents on a freedom walk today, to remember those who lost their lives on September 11.

"I went to work and was shocked, never thinking something like this would happen to our county,” said Anderson

We followed the group as they marched from the Legion Post to the park where Anderson gave a speech and held a moment of silence.

Rhonda Wiebe and her daughter Stacie Hassler joined in the walk. They say they came to express their support for a day they described as unimaginable.

"We were making breakfast and she told me to turn on the TV and I bawled.  I could not believe it happened," said Hassler

"It was a horrible, horrible morning,” said Wiebe.  “It was on TV and I couldn't believe it."

While it was the first time Wiebe and Hassler participated in the walk, Hassler says they'll make sure to continue this tradition.

"People need to remember.  Every year it needs to be remembered."