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Harrison's 'Moving Flag' a tribute to veterans and first responders

| Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
US Army Veteran Kate Bielak walks with a flag during her shift of the Moving Flag tribute along Broadview Boulevard in Harrison on Tuesday Sept 11, 2018. Bielak organized the event with the help of volunteers carrying a flag marking events on 9/11, starting at 5:45 a.m. when hijackers passed through security screening and ending at 8:30 p.m. with President George W. Bush addressing the nation.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
US Army Veteran Kate Bielak walks with a flag during her shift of the Moving Flag tribute along Broadview Boulevard in Harrison on Tuesday Sept 11, 2018. Bielak organized the event with the help of volunteers carrying a flag marking events on 9/11, starting at 5:45 a.m. when hijackers passed through security screening and ending at 8:30 p.m. with President George W. Bush addressing the nation.
Highlands Early Childhood Center student Giovanna Stover waves her flag as roughly 200 students participate in the Moving Flag event as a memorial to September 11, 2001 in Harrison on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Highlands Early Childhood Center student Giovanna Stover waves her flag as roughly 200 students participate in the Moving Flag event as a memorial to September 11, 2001 in Harrison on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.

Volunteers again observed the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by keeping an American flag moving through Harrison on Tuesday.

First organized by the local chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, a national organization dedicated to honoring and helping military veterans, the Moving Flag tribute ran from 5:30 a.m to 9 p.m. with dozens of local volunteers carrying the flag continuously along Broadview Boulevard while marking important times from Sept. 11, 2001.

Walker, runners and other volunteers observed moments linked to the terrorist attacks, such as the times each plane crashed, when the World Trade Center towers collapsed and, finally, the 9 p.m. national television address by then President George W. Bush.

Donations of cash and non-perishable items were collected for the Homeless Veterans Stocking Project.

Highlands School District students and local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops are among those participating in the event, with each leg of the walk dedicated to veterans, first responders and others associated with the aftermath of the terror attacks.

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