Sen. Chuck Schumer is urging people to display the American flag on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 to send the message that "we will always continue the fight against terrorism until it is totally vanquished."
Schumer (D-N.Y.) has worn a tiny flag pin on his lapel since the day after 9/11.
"God willing, I'll wear it every day the rest of my life, in memory of all of those who were lost and the tragedy of what happened," he told reporters near Ground Zero on Monday.
Millions of Americans displayed Old Glory after the Twin Towers terror attack, a show of unity that two 9/11 victims' family members said they'd like to see repeated.
"We have a great opportunity to show the world again about our resolve," said Lee Ielpi, whose firefighter son Jonathan died at the World Trade Center.
One day not long after the destruction of the World Trade Center, the Red Cross gave Charles Wolf an American flag. He had lost his wife, Katherine, who worked at Marsh & McLennan on the 97th floor of Tower 1.
"It was folded in a triangle, like you see after a military funeral," Wolf said. "I cried. And it was right then that I realized how much this country really, really meant to me."
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