Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Department raise the Patriot Flag
Sunday at Pierre's Flag Ceremony. The flag is a tribute to the
families of the fallen and those who serve in emergency services
and military in South Dakota. After Sunday's flag ceremony in
Pierre, 50 states will had a ceremony. Pierre will be the final
city to host a flag-raising event before the Patriot Flag is flown
at anniversary ceremonies on Sept. 11, 2011. Emily
Retired New York City Firefighter Joe Torrillo talks about what
the Patriot Flag means to him Sunday. On Sept. 11, 2001, Torrillo
arrived at the World Trade Center just minutes before the second
plane struck the south tower. While evacuating people from the
south tower, he was buried under the debris of the first collapse.
Retired from the New York City Fire Department in 2004, he now
travels the country to speak of his experience. Emily
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 12:00 am
Monday, August 15, 2011 12:00 am.