The Patriot Flag has been on a remarkable journey over the past year. The 75-pound flag has traveled 110,000 miles and stopped in 183 cities.
It made its way outside the IAFF headquarters in Washington, DC on Monday, and you can watch retired FDNY Lt. Joe Torrillo and a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks, discuss why he is traveling the country with the flag and sharing his story about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Members of Washington, DC Local 36 helped to raise the flag on New York Avenue and you can see pictures of it all on our Flickr page.
The Patriot Flag is flown to honor and remember first-responders, members of the armed services and those who lost their lives on that historic day. The flag will travel to Manhattan, Arlington (the Pentagon), and Shanksville to be a part of the 10th anniversary ceremonies.
You can see all the cities the flag has traveled at the Patriot Flag.