Flags flying in front of city hall in St. John's. — Photo by Andrew Robinson/ The Telegram
The City of St. John’s marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 by lowering a trio of flags in front of city hall on Sunday morning.
Mayor Dennis O’Keefe and Austin Mercer, a commissioner with the city, lowered the American, Canadian, and City flags at 10:16 a.m. That moment coincided with the exact time 10 years ago that the first of two airplanes struck the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
“We just hope there’s a brighter future for everybody, and maybe this symbolic lowering of the flag and in particular the nestling of the American flag between the city flag and Canadian flag is indicative of the terrific relationship that we have between the city, the United States, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada,” said the mayor.
Half a dozen people were on hand for the lowering of the flags.
For more details, read Monday’s edition of The Telegram.
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