HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Patriot Flag, a memorial flag which is making its way across the United States, was flown between the Honolulu Fire Department's aerial apparatus, Tower 9 and Tower 40, at the department's Training Center on Valkenburgh Street near the airport on Feb. 24.
Members of HFD's 96th Recruit Class as well as HFD training staff raised the flag as a tribute to the armed forces, first responders, the 9/11 families and the fallen of the attacks on America.
The 30 X 58 foot flag weighs 60 lbs.
The flag has been traveling from one city fire department to the next since last September. The final destination will be New York City to mark the ten year anniversary of 9/11 next September.
The goal is for the flag to fly in all 50 states in 50 weeks. The purpose of the Patriot Flag is to send a message to the world and the families of the loved ones that were lost on 9/11/01. "United We Stand: We Have Not Forgotten."
More information on the Patriot Flag project can be found at this web site: http://www.publicsafety.net/thepatriotflag.htm