The flag is traveling across the US, allowing everyone to view it and then it will be flown at the Pentagon, the site of the Flight 93 crash and at Ground Zero on September 11th, 2011.
It took nineteen soldiers and firemen to carry the flag out to the ladder truck and hook it up. The lady crossing the photo was in charge of the event for my town and for fourteen other towns. She came up to me and thanked me for coming. She was very, very proud to be a part of this event. We expected a huge crowd and got their early in anticipation. We got there so early, in fact, that we were the very first three people there other than men in uniform. The crowd was still fairly small when the flag was hoisted and that made me sad. But, then again, it was a more intimate atmosphere with only one hundred or so people there.
Firemen in formal dress uniform standing by the bell. They rang the bell for all the Fireman that died on 9-11. The Mayor led the Pledge of Allegiance and yes, he included "Under God".
It was such an awesome sight seeing this wonderful HUGE flag.
Patriot Flag, flying high.
It is hard to take a photo of seventy foot high flag and you kid, but I laid in the grass and managed to do it.
Nineteen Soldiers and Firemen taking it down.
We really enjoyed seeing the flag, signing the Guestbook and visiting with the Co-Ordinator. If you get the chance to see the Patriot Flag, you really need to go. You won't be sorry.
On a less dignified topic......Fireman are hawt.
I love a man in uniform. :)