Virginia man’s 'Freedom Flag' could become federal symbol of 9/11

  • Source: WTVR-TV CBS 6 Richmond
  • Published: 06/17/2020 12:00 AM

Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District) introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at honoring lives lost on September 11, 2001. Spanberger, along with Rep. Peter King (R-New York), filed H.R. 7183 — the National Nine-Eleven Victims and Emergency Responders Flag of Remembrance, Gratitude, and Education for Tomorrow Act, or the National NEVER FORGET Act. If signed into law, the bill would designate the Freedom Flag “as a national symbol of the nation’s commitment to honoring and remembering all those who lost their lives as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,” according to a release. The flag would then be flown at federal buildings including post offices, VA Hospitals, Capitol Hill, and the White House. The legislation would require the Freedom Flag to be flown each year on Patriot Day (September 11) and each subsequent day through the end of September.


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