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Albany will host special 9/11 ceremony

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany city leaders agreed to be part of a special commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

City commissioners voted to allow the Albany Fire Department help fly a huge flag in honor of the victims.

Two firefighters in California started the Patriot Flag Network.

A 60-foot by 30-foot American flag will be displayed in at least one city in every state before it flies at Ground Zero next September 11th.

The Albany Fire Department will hang the flag from an aerial truck in a ceremony next month. The network chose Albany because of the American Legion's active service to veterans in our community.

People are encouraged to bring small lighters or cell phones to help light up the ceremony October 13th at 6:30 at the large field outside the Albany mall. 

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