VIDEO: The Ground Zero 9/11 Flag Team was in Northampton Sunday, making an appearance in western Mass. just before the flag’s retirement.
The flag is set to retire on November 2, the anniversary of when it was removed from Ground Zero. Sunday, first responders, bikers and more gathered to reflect and remember.
“Never forget the sacrifices that were made,” said Jordan Lemieux, a retired member of the Holyoke Fire Department.
First responders and motorcyclists braved the Sunday afternoon heat to escort the 9/11 flag team to the Northampton fire department. The American Flag hung over Ground Zero, a piece of marble from the structure cut into a cross and a log book was escorted to western Massachusetts.
Northampton Fire Chief John Davine said they are grateful for this opportunity.
“We’re really proud to have this flag here and honor those folks,” he said.