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Civic Organization Wants to Donate 9/11 Memorial Flag to Village

Tenth anniversary of attacks this September.

The Colonel Aaron Ogdon chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, an active civic organization in Garden City, wants to donate a recently designed flag commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to the village.

In Garden City, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is represented by the 65 members of the Colonel Aaron Ogden chapter, which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary. The Colonel Aaron Ogden chapter donated the flagpole now standing at the Historical Society House in Garden City.

In a letter chapter Regent Janet Littlejohn and first vice Regent Leslie Dimmling sent to Mayor Don Brudie earlier this month, the women said their organization is hoping to conduct a small memorial service at the 9/11 monument site on the Village Green this September as they did last year.

"We hope the village will welcome this flag as a gift from our chapter," the letter reads. "Certainly, it would help to draw attention to both the memory of those lost and the monument which memorializes them."

Garden City, one of the most hardest hit communities, lost 23 residents in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

The flag memorializes victims at the World Trade Center, in Shanksville, PA and the Pentagon. Littlejohn and Dimmling said the banner would be suitable to fly beneath the American flag on the flagpole next to the 9/11 memorial by the gazebo.

Trustee Dennis Donnelly urged the board to work with the organization to "set up a beautiful ceremony."

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