Tragedy in Tucson - Time to Heal

Jul 8, 2011 2:07 PM

9/11 Flag making its way through Tucson

TUCSON - The Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag was raised at La Toscana Shopping Center at 6:30 a.m. Friday to mark the six-month anniversary of the January 8 shooting.

A brief ceremony followed in recognition of the victims, survivors, and first responders of the incident. The 20-foot x 30-foot 9/11 Flag was raised using a Northwest Fire District ladder truck in the parking lot in front of the Safeway store where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords hosted her Congress on the Corner outreach that day.

Friday morning, the flag was also at James D. Kriegh Park. It's the site of a statue dedicated in honor of Christina-Taylor Green, the youngest victim of the January 8th shooting. Green was also born on September 11, 2001.

Starting at 10 a.m., Friday, the flag was at Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. where FDNY firefighters will assist local service heroes in a ceremony to help sew the Arizona restorative patch onto 9/11 Flag. Members of the public will then have the opportunity to help stitch the Arizona flag until 2 p.m.

Steve Maushardt sent in these photos of the flag while it was at James D. Kriegh Park.

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