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National 9/11 Flag unfurled at WTC site

Posted at 1:00 PM, May 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-21 13:12:30-04
9/11 Memorial Museum Opens To Public

Firefighters, police, members of the military and the public participate in the ceremonial transfer of the National 9/11 Flag into the The National September 11 Memorial Museum permanent collection on May 21, 2014 in New York City. The giant American Flag, which was flying from a building beside the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and was later found badly damaged in the debris of ground zero, was unfurled at the World Trade Center site in a ceremony. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — The enormous National 9/11 Flag has been unfurled at the World Trade Center site.

The ceremony Wednesday marked the opening of the National September 11 Memorial Museum.

After the flag was refolded, firefighters marched it into the museum.

The flag was flying from a building near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It was later found shredded in the debris of ground zero.

People touched by other disasters and tragedies helped piece the flag back together.

Organizers say it now includes three threads from the original Star Spangled Banner. It also has a piece of the flag Abraham Lincoln was placed on after he was shot.