Gov. Cuomo and the National September 11th Memorial and Museum have unveiled the official Memorial Flag that will be flown at the state capitol, the World Trade Center memorial, and various other state office buildings across the state.

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“The Memorial Flag is meant to serve as a long-lasting symbol of our respect for those who were lost on September 11th and our resilience in the face of tragedy,” Governor Cuomo said.

The flag itself depicts the three sites where thousands lost their lives ten years ago. The 40 yellow stars represent the fatalities from United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pa. The five-sided figures represent the Pentagon, where 125 people died. At the center of the flag are the Twin Towers, where the greatest loss of life occurred that day.

The governor says the Museum will also sell replicas of the flag in order to raise funds for the museum as well as to bolster educational programs. The flag will be available on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum website www.911memorial.org/911flag.