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September Flag Raising Ceremony 2018
September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In September 2012, the Australian Community commenced an informal tradition of remembering the Ten Australians who perished at Ground Zero on 9/11/2001. Seven years later it has evolved into a formal flag raising ceremony at one of New York's most historic sites.
On Saturday September 15, 2018 The Australian Community, in collaboration with The Bowling Green Association, will again be continuing a tradition of raising the Australian flag to commemorate the Ten Australians who perished on 9/11.
This will be the seventh year of this tradition, and will take place at the Charging Bull Triangle near Bowling Green, located at the end of Broadway in Lower Manhattan.
September 3rd is Flag Day in Australia, but hosting a public gathering the week before the official 9/11 commemoration would prove problematic. Further, commemorations held on a week day are not always convenient to attend for most Australians.
The decision was therefore made to host this annual flag raising ceremony at 12:00 noon on the third Saturday in September each year, which this year falls on the 15th in 2018.
The Australian Community wishes to thank Amanda Bishop, Amelia Cormack, Nick Atkinson and Ben McHugh who will be lending their talents to performances of the National Anthems of Australia and the United States, along with a reading of My Country and a performance of True Blue. The names of the Ten Australians will be read immediately following The Ode.
Immediately after the ceremony concludes, all are invited to make their way to Beckett's, a short distance away at 40 Stone Street, for a more informal celebration of the "Bonds of Mateship".
All Australians are invited to attend this public ceremony.
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