Patriot Flag to fly in Augusta today

After spending Saturday in South Carolina, The Patriot Flag will fly today at Augusta Regional Airport for three hours.

The Patriot Flag is a tribute to the Armed Forces, First Responders, Second Responders, American Veterans, the 9/11 families and all those who perished in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The ceremony at the airport will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Soldiers from Fort Gordon will perform the flag ceremonies.

World Memorial is a non-profit organization currently touring the country with the 30 x 58 foot, 75 pound commemorative flag in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93.

The Flag will fly in all 50 states in 50 weeks, hosted by local Fire and Police Departments and Veterans groups, before it flies over New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Penn., on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

The flag's journey began on Sept. 10, 2010, in San Diego.

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