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Spectators hold the 20-foot by 30-foot Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag after a short ceremony Friday morning at the La Toscana Village Shopping Center at Ina and Oracle Roads. The ceremony commemorated the victims, survivors and first responders of the Jan. 8 mass shooting, which had occurred six months before on that same site.
New York City Fire Department firefighter Jimmy Sands, middle, leads a moment of silence Friday morning for the victims, survivors and first responders of the Jan. 8 shooting in front of the ceremonial National 9/11 flag.
From right to left, Al Pasqueira, an assistant fire chief with Northwest Fire District, Tucson resident Gary Harlan, and U.S. Army Col. Bill Badger, who tackled shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner on Jan. 8, help fold the Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag.
Dozens of people attended the 6:30 a.m. ceremonial flag-raising in front of the Safeway where the Jan. 8 shooting occurred six months before.
With the help of about 50 locals and New York and local firefighters, they fold the 20-foot by 30-foot Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag at the La Toscana Shopping Center at Ina and Oracle Roads last Friday.
New York City Fire Department firefighters, from left, Kevin Adkinson, Jimmy Sands and Dan Rowan, NYFD ret., ready the Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag to be raised in front of Safeway on the six-month anniversary of the Jan. 8 shooting.
A Northwest Fire District ladder truck raises the Ceremonial National 9/11 Flag in front of the Safeway at Ina and Oracle Roads on July 8.