Catholic Courier

Posted: August 24, 2011

National 9/11 Flag visits Rochester

A flag that was nearly destroyed when the World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, has since traveled all over the United States and is being restored using retired American flags from all 50 states. On Aug. 20, the 20-by-30-foot flag was carried onto Rochester's Frontier Field by local firefighters, police officers and EMS personnel as part of Red Wings Military Appreciation Night. When the flag is complete it will become part of the permanent collection of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero.

Rochester police officers line up on the field.
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The Keystone Club Police Pipes & Drums play.
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Greg Hackett (center) leads the RFD colorguard.
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Police, fire and EMS personnel carry the National 9/11 Flag.
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Rochester police officers hold the National 9/11 Flag.
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The RPD colorguard stands at attention.
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Police and fire department personnel hold the flag.
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The flag has been stitched together since its near destruction.
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RFD firefighters Greg Hackett (left) and Jeff Monin.
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