“Ground Zero Flag” Ceremony at Springfield’s September 11th Memorial
Springfield, Mass. — Springfield Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi and Diocese of Springfield Bishop William Byrne spoke Tuesday during a ceremony at Springfield’s September 11th Memorial in Riverfront Park for the arrival of the “Ground Zero Flag”.
The flag was flown between the World Trade Center Towers following the September 11th attacks in 2001. Since the flag has deployed to Iraq and traveled the country. On Tuesday morning the flag was escorted across the Memorial Bridge to Riverfront Park where the Springfield Police Honor Guard led it to the memorial.
“We are honored to be a part of the symbolic importance of this flag which has flown at Ground Zero, around the country and even deployed to Iraq. We are also proud that Springfield will now be included along its journey,” said Springfield Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood.
After the ceremony the flag went up I-91 to Northampton before it will be carried in the New England Run for the Fallen from Bernardston, Massachusetts to Kittery, Maine beginning August 19th.