Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2009.425.5
Dimensions: 4 ¾ in X 6 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 15.24 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Ziggy Attias and Family
Small American flag. The upper right corner of the flag is frayed as well as the lower edges.
In the wake of 9/11, even people who had not considered themselves especially patriotic displayed the American flag on their houses, cars, and clothing. Long Island restaurateur Ziggy Attias noticed that flags flying on car radio antennas or hanging from overpasses would fall off and land on the side of the road. Attias rescued more than a hundred of these flags from the shoulders and median strips of a Long Island highway.