Iconic '9/11 Flag' Returned to Museum 15 Years After Disappearing

Forensic scientists confirmed the flag delivered by a retired marine is in fact the one raised among the rubble of the World Trade Center.
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Funny tonight America strong preparing to mark fifteen years since 9/11 and a flag. Now home. We will never forget. Our first trip to the 9/11 museum here in New York just before it opened its balance the steers that many of the survivors he used to run to safety. Literally hundreds of people use this staircase as an escape route. On 9/11 when the attacks were taking place so many reminders -- the fire truck big red driven by captain patty ground. About a third of that long look at. Did they let it go they have polled didn't know I would try to get up. He went head of his men who lost on that morning a clock frozen at 936. But missing from the museum that famous flag raised among the rubble by three New York City firefighters. That flight was lost just hours later. And for fifteen years its whereabouts. A mystery we need your help to find this icon of history it was this episode of lost history. It sparked interest in a flag did a retired marine had dropped off at a fire station in Everett Washington or welcome. Opponents are sore and dust samples from the first building knowing second billing going down or in fact in these samples from the plant. After months of forensic investigation. The flag was on its way to New York. And tonight. Now sits inside the 9/11 using this newest of artifacts they certainly one of the most emotionally. And historically powerful. A flag. Find the home. We must always remember.

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