Flag-shaped hot air balloon marks Flag Day in Hoboken

The balloon is 53-feet tall, 78-feet wide and weighs 530 pounds. It requires 30 million BTU of propane to fly.

The balloon is 53-feet tall, 78-feet wide and weighs 530 pounds. It requires 30 million BTU of propane to fly. (6/14/16)

HOBOKEN - Tuesday marked the 100th anniversary of Flag Day.

A flag-shaped hot air balloon honoring America was flown in Hoboken. The balloon was built after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The balloon will also launch at the 34th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in July.

The festival runs from July 29-31. It is the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.

The flag balloon is 53 feet tall, 78 feet wide and weighs 530 pounds. It requires 30 million BTU of propane to fly.

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