Flag Found at Ground Zero Donated to Lynbrook North Middle School

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A reminder of the sacrifices made on Sept. 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center now hangs in North Middle School in the Lynbrook Public School District.

A well-worn flag was donated by Joe Beyrer, who helped recover the flag from outside a debris pile in downtown Manhattan on Sept. 12, 2001. The servicemembers who recovered the flag used it as a symbol of hope and inspired many during the following months and years. Mr. Beyrer has also taken the flag on visits to numerous schools.

“This flag holds great meaning,” said Principal Marianne Healy, “both in remembrance of a tragic day in our nation’s history and as a reminder of the ties that bind us together in our mission for a peaceful world. The Beyrer family takes pride in knowing this flag will be on display for all who enter the halls.”

Date Added: 9/13/2022