Skip to comments.Sept. 11 Memorial Flag in Colo. Burned
Posted on 09/16/2003 5:53:06 PM PDT by FreedomCalls
FRISCO, Colo. - An American flag placed atop a mountain peak in a national forest as a memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks was torched, authorities said.
Summit County deputies were investigating a report that a hiker found a note on the 13,589-foot snowcapped summit claiming responsibility for the fire, sheriff's spokeswoman Jill Berman said Monday.
The burned flag was found Sunday.
The FBI was notified because the flag was in the White River National Forest, Berman said.
The flag had been placed on the peak on Thursday, the second anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, replacing a tattered flag that had been there since the first anniversary.
The U.S. Forest Service at first rejected requests to replace the flag on the second anniversary, saying it would be a permanent structure forbidden by Forest Service rules.
After angry residents considered protest petition, the Forest Service relented.
Frisco is 60 miles west of Denver.
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