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Albany is first Georgia city to host Patriot Flag

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A flag with a special tie to it made a stop in Albany, it's a flag that's on a journey across the country honoring the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks.

American Legion's Post #30 active base and community involvement garnered Albany the honor of flying the Patriot flag.

It will eventually make it final stop at Ground Zero in New York where it will permanently fly sending a message of unity from all 50 states.

The patriot flag is 1,800 square feet, and weights about 60-pounds.

"This is just the beginning of it and it's going all around the country and Albany was chosen as one of the first places," said Marvin Mixon, American Legion Post 30.

The flag had to fly in Albany for at least 55-minutes. The amount of time between the towers collapse.

The patriot flag project will take a total of 50-weeks, click here to find out more about it's journey.

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