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What item from the World Trade Center site does the Legion have on display at National Headquarters?

A U.S. flag that had been flown over the site before Jan. 10, 2002. It's on display in the museum at National Headquarters in Indianapolis.

In the days and weeks after the attacks, Legionnaires from Bronx County, N.Y., raised money for disaster relief, solicited donations from companies, and gave the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey a POW/MIA flag to fly at their site command center in the name of all those not yet recovered.

The Port Authority in return gave the Bronx County American Legion the U.S. flag, along with a letter reading in part, "We thank The American Legion for all their help and support during this national tragedy."

At the Spring 2002 NEC Meeting, the Deparment of New York presented the flag to National Headquarters. The fourth-floor museum is free of charge and open to the public weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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