This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Monday, August 12, 2019

9/11 Flag

As I returned the Buzzy's Country Store flag to full mast following last week's lowering of it in memory of the shooting victims, I thought about the 9/11 flag mystery.  It made me wonder if it had ever been found.  Here is what I learned.

First the background story from this 2015 article in a stamp-related story:

To read full article on this (click here.To read more about photographer Mr. Franklin and his capturing of the image (click here.)

Eventually I landed on several articles discussing how the flag was finally located.  Seems that a former Marine named Brian (Browne not Barnhill) turned the flag in out in Seattle, Washington (click here for article and video.)

However, none of the articles I cited here stated just where the original flag currently is.  I think it is now in the 9/11 Museum in New York but I'm not real sure.  If any of you have better luck finding out for sure where the 9/11 flag is, let me know.   

Maybe Bruce knows where it is and his 9/11 song here is really about raising the flag up again.

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