Arts & Culture
2:49 pm
Thu June 30, 2011

National 9/11 Flag in NC for July 4th

An American flag salvaged from the World Trade Center on 9/11 will be in North Carolina this Independence Day. The National 9/11 Flag is touring the country before going on exhibit at the September 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero. It arrives at the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival in Southport on Monday. Event coordinator Brad Fisher says the flag is the centerpiece of this year's festivities.


Brad Fisher: "It's a different concept than what we've done in the past since it is a special year and we are getting the flag. We're going to showcase it as the parade marshal in the North Carolina Fourth of July Festival parade."
Fisher says people at the celebration will be able to place a stitch in the flag. Southport's Fourth of July events get underway tomorrow and continue through the holiday weekend.

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