A flag that flew on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Wasp and at a military base in Iraq and was presented to Pope Benedict, President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair might also fly at the state Capitol and other government buildings across New York.

State lawmakers and union members at a press conference in Albany last week voiced their support for legislation that would encourage the state and local governments to fly a flag honoring victims of terrorism.

“I hope that this flag will be flown over every state capitol in the country and Washington, D.C. on or around the 9/11 date. Passage of this legislation will vividly demonstrate support for the families of terrorism victims and all those afflicted by illnesses related to the aftermath of 9/11,” said Ronald James Sorenson, national executive director of United State Citizens Alliance. It was Sorenson who created the flag following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001.

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