OKLAHOMA CITY – The official 9/11 Remembrance “Freedom Flag” will be flown at the Oklahoma State Capitol beginning today, Sept. 9 through Sept. 16 in remembrance of the victims who died, first responders and military personnel that responded to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
This past legislative session, SB 1466 was enacted, authorizing the commemorative flag to be flown on state property. The legislation was sponsored by Senators Dave Rader and Blake Stephens and Representatives Daniel Pae and Melissa Provenzano.
Senate President Pro Tem Greg Treat said the flag’s symbolic meaning shows Oklahoma will never forget the unimaginable tragedy that happened in 2001.
“We have lost thousands of Americans, including many Oklahomans, since the horrific events that happened on Sept. 11, 2001,” Pro Tem Treat said. “Flying the Freedom Flag in the honor of those who died on that day or those who fought for our freedom since is a gesture that shows we will always honor the victims and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Each mark on the flag is symbolic and is an important reminder that our freedom isn’t free. I appreciate The Freedom Flag Foundation’s efforts in making this flag and for working with states around the country to enact legislation to make it the official commemorative flag for Sept. 11.”
The Freedom Flag Foundation is a non-profit, all volunteer-led organization formed to establish the Freedom Flag as a national symbol of remembrance for Sept. 11, 2001.
According to the foundation, the Freedom Flag is the nation’s only codified 9/11 flag of remembrance. It has been flown in all 50 states, including over 2,000 schools, fire stations and government buildings.
Learn more about The Freedom Flag Foundation, here: https://www.freedomflagfoundation.org/
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