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Sept. 11th memorial flag arrives in Easton

By John Craven, Reporter, JCraven@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 20 2013 05:08:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 21 2013 06:15:04 AM CDT

Sept. 11th memorial flag arrives in Easton

EASTON, Pa. -

The 12th anniversary of 9/11 is just a few weeks away.

A memorial flag that has traveled around the world will be displayed in Easton on September 11th.

It arrived Tuesday on an Army Humvee with a police escort because after all, it is precious cargo.

"It's been all over the United States," said Kimberly Rose of the Sigal Museum.

This is the 9/11 Memorial Flag-- a living, traveling way to honor those who died.

"Brings back a lot of memories from 2001," said Deputy Chief John Price of the Easton Fire Department.

And those who still serve and still live September 11th every day.

"Part of you was tugging at your hearts, wishing you were there with them -- to be part of the solution," said Price.

"Every one of us, I think, can remember where we were on September 11th," said Congressman Charlie Dent.

The flag isn't even one flag at all.

"It's really about 3,000 flags," said Rose. "There's a small flag to commemorate everyone who lost their life."

"This flag has traveled all over the world, but it's beginnings came right here in our area."

It began in Bucks County with community volunteers.

"People wanted to do something," said flag keeper Thomas McBrein. "They didn't know what to do."

Since then it has traveled to nearly 90 places.

Like the Star Spangled Banner itself, the flag is worn but still waving. And firefighters are still serving.

"It's part of the job," said Price. "We just go, get it done, and then we think about it later."

The memorial flag will be at Easton's Sigal Museum until September 20th.