New York Unveils 9/11 Memorial Flag
Andrew Cuomo presents banner to appear at Ground Zero
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2011 2:30 PM CDT
A screen grab from Albany Times-Union video of the flag.   (TimesUnion.com video)

(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.

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viva_yo
Oct 26, 2012 5:24 PM CDT
People forget surprisingly fast. Now when talking to younger people, if the topic comes up & you mention that your parents came here after the war, they look at you puzzled, it's already such ancient history to them. You have to explain it means after WWII. I even met someone who was an adult during the Cuban missile crisis here in the U.S. who didn't remember it!
bloodhound
Sep 11, 2011 6:27 AM CDT
apparently the ill mannered people that have left there nasty thoughts on this lovely flag do not value their freedom. My husband proudly fought for the flag of the united states of america, did they? I am skicened by the lack of support that we all should still be exhibiting today of all days and every day by these inividuals. To Gov Cumo Koodos on the flag, may it stand as a constant reminder that not only did we lose lifes but we lost a part of ajerica that can never be replaced. MAY FREEDOM ALWAYS RING. Oh and if my post has offended you then may I suggest that you find some where else to live.
rainingmeatballs
Sep 8, 2011 7:29 PM CDT
a middle finger surrounded by some stars works for me, but ok.