(WICHITA, Kan.) — To honor our veterans and to say thanks to the men and women in uniform. That's why John Alma, Jr. says he decorated his house with more than 30 American flags.
"I'm running out of room, I'm going to have to go up top here pretty soon," he said.
A total of thirty-two flags hang all over his house.
"I feel like a proud American. That's what I feel," he explained. "I respect what they do for us. They protect us every day. Not just on 9/11, everyday. We have troops protecting us. The fireman risk their lives everyday for us. So do the police and they should be recognized."
Alma is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. He's lived in Wichita since 1966, after leaving the Air Force.
"I'll always be New York. In fact, I've lived more in Kansas than I did in New York, but I'll always be a New Yorker. Unless you've lived in New York, it's hard for you to understand."
His memories of September 11, 2001, are still painful for him.
"I don't want to forget who did this to us and I don't want people to forget they did this to us on 9/11."