INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - For the past 15 years since the attacks on 9/11, Indianapolis' Jimmy Clark has stood on the 56th Street overpass above I-465 waving his American flag to honor the men and woman who died.
"I’ve been granted the opportunity to be a service to a great city as a messenger," Clark humbly said on the bridge Sunday morning.
Clark starts his tradition at 5:30 a.m. sharp. Within the first hour, Clark already had dozens of cars honk at him in support of his cause and one active military member stopped to see if there was anything he needed.
“Well first of all I want to say thank you," Clark said. "Thank you to everyone who’s been supportive over the years and you know who you are.”
Clark, who suffers from a fractured hip, said he plans to continue this tradition as long as he lives or his health will allow. He said the message is too important not to.
"We can't afford to forget. We got knocked down that day collectively as a nation," Clark said. "But we aspire for greatness in this nation. We get so many things wrong, but the things we do right, we do better than anyone else in the world."
Clark said when the time comes he hopes to pass this tradition on to his son, who is currently six years old.