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Connecticut honors flag that survived NY's 9/11 attack

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An American flag repaired after it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York arrived in Hartford for a Flag Day ceremony.

The National 9/11 Flag restoration ceremony was held today at the Old State House in Hartford.

Two days after the attack, the flag was found on scaffolding at a building facing the wreckage of the World Trade Center. It was later stitched back together by tornado survivors in Kansas.

It has toured the 50 states where fabric from U.S. flags that were to be retired was instead stitched together and added to the flag. A retired Connecticut flag has flown over the state Capitol.

The completed flag will be part of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center.


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