Flag believed to be lost after being raised over site of 9/11 attacks found in Washington
By The Associated Press
After a two-year investigation, the Everett Police Department has determined that a flag dropped off at a local fire station was flown over the site of the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (courtesy city of Everett)
EVERETT, WA (AP) -
A U.S. flag that turned up in Washington state in 2014 is believed to be the flag that was raised by firefighters above the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
The finding comes after a two-year investigation by the Everett Police Department, with assistance from forensic experts. The flag will be donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Exactly how the flag wound up in Everett, a city about 30 miles north of Seattle, is a mystery. The flag disappeared from ground zero during the site cleanup. The police investigation began in November 2014, when a man dropped off a flag at an Everett fire station.