Ground Zero Flag Team Visits Lexington

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photo by Claudia Schwab

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photo courtesy of Tony McFaddin, Rockbridge County Sheriff's Office


The Ground Zero Flag Team, traveling by motorcycle, paid a visit to the Lexington Fire Department Wednesday, Sept. 14, just days after the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America. The team carries with them a 3-foot-by-5-foot American flag that was flown at the site of the World  Trade Center in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. In a ceremony outside the firehouse Wednesday, LFD members raised the flag above the firehouse where it would remain for nine minutes and 11 seconds while those attending the ceremony observed a moments of silence. Also, one of the members of the team spoke briefly at the event. After the event, fire department and local and state police vehicles escorted the motorcyclists to the Interstate 64 interchange north of Lexington as they headed to their next destination in Beckley, W.Va.



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