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Flags Across Rosslyn marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

Twenty-five buildings in Rosslyn will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks with the now annual display of flags.

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five buildings in Rosslyn have draped the American flag on their exteriors this week to remember the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

This is the 14th year building owners in the Arlington County business community have come together to mark the anniversary with the flag display.

“What’s special about Flags Across Rosslyn is that it started completely organically and spontaneously following the attacks on September 11, 2001,” said Mary-Claire Burick, president of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District.

“Today, while the Rosslyn BID helps coordinate with our landlords a few days before, the tribute very much remains an organic expression of patriotism from our business community, many of whom will always remember seeing smoke rise from the aftermath of the attack on the Pentagon from their office buildings.”

This year, the flags went up Sept. 7 and will remain up until Sept. 14.

The best place to view the most flag-draped buildings is from the Iwo Jima Memorial.

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