'Flag of Heroes' honors those lost in 9/11 attacks

A flagmaker in Essex County makes many types of flags, but takes the most pride in a particular flag created to honor those who died

A flagmaker in Essex County makes many types of flags, but takes the most pride in a particular flag created to honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks.

A flagmaker in Essex County makes many types of flags, but takes the most pride in a particular flag created to honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks. (9/11/13)

ROSELAND - A flagmaker in Essex County makes many types of flags, but takes the most pride in a particular flag created to honor those who died in the 9/11 attacks.

The "Flag of Heroes" has all of the nearly 3,000 names of the 9/11 victims. They are organized by Flight #, then Shanksville and the Pentagon.

Bob Caggiano, of Annin Flagmakers, says some people run their hand over the names, or kiss the flag, in remembrance of those who were lost.

The flag can be purchased at local retailers. For a list go to Annin's website.

Proceeds from the sale of the flags go to several charities including the Voices of 9/11, the National 9/11 Museum at Ground Zero and the Flag of Honor Fund.
 

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