US Navy Ceremonial Guard Presents Flag to 9/11 Memorial

US Navy Ceremonial Guard Presents Flag to 9/11 Memorial

Members of the United States Navy Ceremonial Guard fold an American flag during a ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial. Photo by Jin Lee.

The United States Navy Ceremonial Guard visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on Tuesday and participated in a ceremonial presentation of an American flag.

The flag, which was previously flown at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, was accepted by President Joe Daniels and Chief People Officer Heidi Hayden, a US Marine veteran, on behalf of the 9/11 Memorial.

"The Navy has had a relationship with the city of New York for hundreds of years, which was only deepened by the terrorist attacks of 9/11," said Command Master Chief Christian Detje. "Today we thank the 9/11 Memorial and Museum for honoring that bond."

The Ceremonial Guard is visiting New York to march in the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and participate in other outreach events.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff