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Flag Retirement Ceremony Honors Sept. 11 Anniversary at North Park

Elected officials, veterans, Boys Scouts and Girls Scouts participate in commemoration.

On a picture-perfect day, people gathered in North Park Tuesday for a Sept. 11 flag retirement and remembrance ceremony.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald hosted the event at the North Park Flag Retirement Plaza.

Attendees included elected officials, members of Allegheny County's Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts, scouts representing the Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of the USA, Pine-Richland High School, local fire departments and police stations, members of all branches of the military, Friends of North Park and county employees and residents.

The Pledge of Allegiance, national anthem, presentation of colors, flag retirements, recognition of military and emergency services personnel, and the singing of "God Bless America" were all included in the ceremony.

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