National 9/11 flag coming to Tri-State

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The National 9/11 Flag, one of the largest flags to fly above the wreckage at Ground Zero, is coming to Cincinnati.

The flag will be here in conjunction with the eighth annual USO Tribute Cincinnati event.

The flag will arrive at Lunken Airport on Friday night accompanied by an honor guard of New York City firefighters. It will be met at the airport by a group of Cincinnati first responders.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the flag will be unveiled during a public viewing in the lobby of the Duke Energy Convention Center at the corner of 5th and Elm streets.

There will be a ceremonial stitching event at 12:30 p.m. with Cincinnati Fire Department Chief Richard Braun presiding. USO Tribute Cincinnati past Honorary Chair Robert Lindner and four 2011 military honorees will also make a stitch in the flag.

Beginning at 5 p.m., the flag will be on display at the USO Tribute Cincinnati event at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The event will honor military heroes and provide residents the opportunity to personally thank four wounded members of the military who will attend the event as honorees.

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