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Spectators hold the 20-foot by 30-foot Ceremonial National 9/11
Flag after a short ceremony Friday morning at the La Toscana
Village Shopping Center at Ina and Oracle Roads. The ceremony
commemorated the victims, survivors and first responders of the
Jan. 8 mass shooting, which had occurred six months before on that
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New York City Fire Department firefighter Jimmy Sands, middle,
leads a moment of silence Friday morning for the victims, survivors
and first responders of the Jan. 8 shooting in front of the
ceremonial National 9/11 flag.
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From right to left, Al Pasqueira, an assistant fire chief with
Northwest Fire District, Tucson resident Gary Harlan, and U.S. Army
Col. Bill Badger, who tackled shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner
on Jan. 8, help fold the Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag.
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Dozens of people attended the 6:30 a.m. ceremonial flag-raising
in front of the Safeway where the Jan. 8 shooting occurred six
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With the help of about 50 locals and New York and local firefighters, they fold the 20-foot by 30-foot Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag at the La Toscana Shopping Center at Ina and Oracle Roads last Friday.
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New York City Fire Department firefighters, from left, Kevin
Adkinson, Jimmy Sands and Dan Rowan, NYFD ret., ready the
Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag to be raised in front of Safeway on
the six-month anniversary of the Jan. 8 shooting.
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A Northwest Fire District ladder truck raises the Ceremonial
National 9/11 Flag in front of the Safeway at Ina and Oracle Roads
on July 8.
Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:00 am
Six months after the mass shootings took place on Jan. 8 in
Tucson, area residents joined hands to reflect and honor the
shootings’ victims, survivors and first responders during a special
ceremony held July 8 at the La Toscana Village Shopping Center at
Ina and Oracle roads, the site of the tragedy.
During the ceremony, the Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag was
raised as part of an effort by the New York Says Thank You
Foundation to take the flag to all 50 states. At each stop,
including Tucson, local service heroes were given the privilege of
stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format using
pieces of fabric from American flags destined for retirement from
The flag will eventually become part of the permanent collection
of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:00 am.