Monday, August 19, 2013

Sigal Museum to Display 911 Memorial Flag

The 911 Memorial Flag will be displayed by the Sigal
Museum for a month, beginning tomorrow.
Contributed photo
The Sigal Museum will become the 89th venue for viewing the 911 Memorial Flag tomorrow, on Tuesday, August 20.

The 911 Memorial Flag will be transferred to City of Easton Emergency Service personnel at 2:30 p.m., and the flag will be raised in the Sigal Museum at 3 p.m., the museum has announced.

The public is invited to attend the raising ceremony and view the flag for free, the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society said, noting the Brown Lynch American Legion Post #9 of Palmer Township is also supporting the event.

The 22-by-32-foot 911 Memorial Flag is comprised of nearly 3,000 American flags representing each victim from the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 terrorist attacks, as well as flags representing the service organizations that participated in the recovery and rescue efforts, and national flags from all countries that lost citizens.

First presented to New York City at a ceremony on the USS Intrepid in 2002, it has since been viewed by more than 6 million people throughout the United States, Canada, and Iraq.

The 911 Memorial Flag was created as a community project by volunteers from Bucks County and from Hunterdon County, NJ.

The flag will remain on exhibit through Friday,September 20, and it will be viewable to the public  with general museum admission throughout its stay at the Sigal.

Viewing the 911 Memorial Flag will also be free again on September 11, thanks to the support of the Brown Lynch American Legion Post #9, the museum said.

The Sigal Museum is located at 342 Northampton St. For more about the event and other exhibits at the museum, visit

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