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THE GROUND ZERO FLAG TODAY
Michael "PQ" Pasquarette | 10/13/01

Posted on 10/13/2001 8:52:24 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun

For those of you who didn't know (and I apologize if this information has already been posted), the NYC flag raised by the Fire Dept. over "Ground Zero" (as seen on frontpage of FR), has a new home. The Mayor of New York City was kind enough to send that very flag to USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71). In honor of all the brave men and women who perished in the terrible acts of September 11, and to salute the ongoing efforts of many of thousands of men and women across our great nation. The Flag was raised in by the Ship's Fire Party during an emotional ceremony. It will be proudly carried to where the ship goes.


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The Presentation:

Preparing to Raise Her

Old Glory

In Full Glory

GOD BLESS ALL THOSE WHO DID THEIR JOBS AT GROUND ZERO, AND MAY GOD GO WITH ALL THOSE WHO WILL DO THEIR JOBS TO DEFEND OUR ENDURING FREEDOM.

1 posted on 10/13/2001 8:52:24 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
Cool.
2 posted on 10/13/2001 8:59:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: DoughtyOne
Way cool.
3 posted on 10/13/2001 9:01:35 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
My spirit is lifted and a tear comes to the eye.
4 posted on 10/13/2001 9:04:28 PM PDT by fleur-de-lis
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To: Irma; Howlin; Billie; Dog; Slip18; Cyber Liberty; Jim Robinson; Silly; otterpond; RikaStrom...
Ping!
5 posted on 10/13/2001 9:04:42 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
They also blasted "New York, New York" from the ship's loudspeakers as she left port...
6 posted on 10/13/2001 9:07:13 PM PDT by austinTparty
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To: anniegetyourgun
When the Big Stick starts a whacking those responsible for the attack, or those who support or shelter them, I'd hope they once again break out this flag. Right now she's in the eastern Med, supposedly, but that could change, unless of course her targets are in the Beka Valley or other near the Med nests of these scumbags.
7 posted on 10/13/2001 9:07:52 PM PDT by El Gato
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To: anniegetyourgun
BUMP This flag will mean so much to those folks. Magnificent photo!
8 posted on 10/13/2001 9:07:53 PM PDT by Libertina
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To: anniegetyourgun

Related FR thread is here

9 posted on 10/13/2001 9:09:46 PM PDT by Interesting Times
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To: anniegetyourgun
Already posted here on Sept. 28:
FLAG RAISED AT WTC SENT TO USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT

:-)

10 posted on 10/13/2001 9:10:35 PM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: Libertina
It symbolizes all that we are doing this for - and this great ship has the honor of carrying her as a daily reminder.
11 posted on 10/13/2001 9:10:37 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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Speaking of the "BIG STICK."

Here she is:

Message to Terrorists: Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid!

12 posted on 10/13/2001 9:18:53 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: anniegetyourgun
Thanks. This is wonderful to see.
13 posted on 10/13/2001 9:57:43 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: anniegetyourgun; marylina; Utah Girl; rintense; lawgirl; Howlin; RonDog; Phil V.; Dog; kayak
BTTT

What a WONDERFUL sight that is. May God continue to bless this dear country of ours.

14 posted on 10/13/2001 11:37:10 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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AWESOME--Thanks, BG.
15 posted on 10/14/2001 6:35:06 AM PDT by marylina
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To: anniegetyourgun
That is a really great thing. I had finally gotten a block away from Ground Zero yesterday and there are still flags draped all over the place amidst the debris. The line of people there to view the wreckage was huge. It was a real intense experience seeing what was left standing of the WTC and all of the people at Ground Zero working so hard.
16 posted on 10/14/2001 6:43:09 AM PDT by ColWalterEKurtz
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