New York Unveils 9/11 Memorial Flag

Andrew Cuomo presents banner to appear at Ground Zero

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 8, 2011 2:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled New York state’s official September 11th Memorial Flag, to be displayed at the Ground Zero memorial as well as the state Capitol, the Albany Times-Union reports. At a press conference today with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Cuomo said the flag “is meant to serve as a long-lasting symbol of our respect for those who were lost on September 11th and our resilience in the face of tragedy.”

The dark-blue flag has 40 stars to represent the 40 people killed in the Flight 93 crash; they surround the outline of the Pentagon with the World Trade Center represented in the middle. “Written on the flag are the words ‘We Remember,’” Cuomo said. “We remember the faces, the stories, and the heroes of that day and this flag reminds us to always pass on those memories to future generations.” Click through for video of Cuomo’s speech and tributes to the flag.

A screen grab from Albany Times-Union video of the flag.
A screen grab from Albany Times-Union video of the flag.   (TimesUnion.com video)
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