Ground Zero Flag Raised In Berkeley

The Ground Zero flag was raised during a ceremony at Veterans Park. (Photo courtesy Berkeley Township)

BERKELEY – A flag that has made its way around the world – including the World Trade Center site and the location where Saddam Hussein was pulled out of the ground – was raised in Berkeley.

According to township records, the flag was raised by the stage at Veterans Park at 9 a.m. on Aug. 27. The Ground Zero flag must be flown at each site for at least 9 minutes and 11 seconds. Berkeley then passed it off to its next recipient, in Barnegat.

Photo courtesy Berkeley Township

In 2001, the flag was given to a Port Authority Policeman by American Eagle Flag Company in Lacey. That officer flew the flag over the World Trade Center site weeks after the attack. Over the years, it has been flown in many locations, including over the “spider hole” where Hussein was famously photographed when he was captured.