9/11 memorial flag to fly over City Hall

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SAN DIEGO - A 9/11 memorial flag will make the final stop of its worldwide tour in San Diego Tuesday morning.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer will join Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman and military veterans and first responders to raise the 22-foot-by-32-foot flag around 9 a.m.

The ladders of two fire trucks will raise the flag at the west curb of Third Avenue and B Street near the Civic Concourse. Mayor Faulconer and Chief Zimmerman are expected to sign the flag as other dignitaries have during its world tour. It will remain there from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The 9/11 Memorial Flag began as a community project with volunteers from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They sewed together 2,983 miniature U.S. flags – one for each victim – to create the Memorial Flag. It also includes smaller flags from every nation that lost a citizen in the attacks as well as flags representing the service organizations that participated in the recovery and rescue efforts.

The flag has been seen by more than six million people since  being completed in March 2002,  and has traveled to more than 90 locations throughout the United States and overseas, including Iraq. San Diego is expected to be its final tour stop.