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National 9/11 Flag unfurled in a place that, too, has been challenged

A public display of the 9/11 memorial flag during a visit to Sharon Springs on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
A public display of the 9/11 memorial flag during a visit to Sharon Springs on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
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Sharon Springs firefighter Tristan Lynk held down 600 square feet of tattered American flag with a solemn grip on a white-braided anchor rope. He looked up across the expanse of smoke-stained cloth to the fire engine ladder from which it hung, cringing as gusts of wind tugged at the brittle fibers. “It’s sort of fragile,” he said. “I hope it doesn’t rip on my watch.” Lynk had reason to worry. It’s an important flag. The ...

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