UPDATED: Ground Zero flag gets custom vibrational molded case

05/06/2011

A patented vibrational molding process (VIM) will be used to create a handling and transport case for the so-called Ground Zero Flag, a 60-by-30-foot American flag flown over the ground zero site in lower Manhattan for more than two months during the rescue and recovery operations following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City.

The case, which is made from linear low-density polyethylene, was requested from Unifuse LLC (Staatsburg, NY) by Ground Zero Flag.org, a volunteer organization dedicated to the service and memory of the first responders to the terrorist attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001. As the 10th anniversary of the attacks approaches, the flag will be displayed at several events.

The Unifuse case will first be used on May 28 during the N.Y. Mets Citi Field Veteran's Tribute. Subsequent events include the flag raising, display, and folding ceremonies at 116 Mott Street, in New York city from September 7-25, and ceremonial events at the New York City Veteran's Day Parade, to be held Nov. 11, at 23rd Street and 5th Avenue, in New York City....
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