Roanoke Fire-EMS hosts 9/11 artifacts

The artifacts were in Salem on Wednesday, now, they’ll head to Lynchburg

ROANOKE, Va. – Remembering a day we will never forget – that was the goal of a local 9/11 ceremony.

Artifacts known as the Ground Zero Flag Team were presented to Roanoke Fire-EMS on Thursday morning.

The artifacts included a flag raised by first responders in New York City after the attacks and a marble cross believed to be recovered from the rubble.

“That was one of most resonating pictures, images in my mind - the flag flying over debris, that’s what brought out nation together,” Chief David Hoback with Roanoke Fire-EMS said. “Gave me chills to know that this flag was there, I saw it, to have it come to Roanoke, make its way here we’re honored very honored.”

On Thursday the artifacts were in Salem, now they’ll head to Lynchburg.

The artifacts have been displayed at hundreds of prominent locations across America since 2001.

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