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Tucson's human flag honored 9/11 victims

Tucson's human flag honored 9/11 victims

After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some 8,000 Tucsonans dressed in red, white or blue, gathered at Tucson Electric Park and formed a giant U.S. flag. A photograph of the human flag was sent to rescue workers in New York City as a show of solidarity and support.

September 11, 2014 9:30 am
Patriotism, peace themes for 9/11 events

Patriotism, peace themes for 9/11 events

Both events are in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

September 09, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
World War I anniversary

World War I anniversary

A view of the Armistice Day celebration is seen in Paris on Nov. 11, 1918. (AP Photo)

August 01, 2014 11:04 am
World War I anniversary

World War I anniversary

People celebrate Armistice Day in London on Nov. 11, 1918. Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of World War I, celebrates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany at Compi?gne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front. (AP Photo)

August 01, 2014 11:04 am
Fitz: A fractured history of our flag

Fitz: A fractured history of our flag

A 4th of July history of "Old Glory"

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Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

Alpine skier Cindy Nelson, of Lutsen, Mn., is the flag-bearer for the United States team marching inside the Bergisel stadium in the opening ceremony of the 12th Winter Olympic Games on Feb. 4, 1976 in Innsbruck. (AP Photo)

January 11, 2014 3:29 pm
Winter Olympics moments in history

Winter Olympics moments in history

Members of the U.S. Olympic team wave to audience as they march in opening ceremony at Kosevo Stadium in Sarajevo, on Feb. 8, 1984 for the XIV winter Olympic Games. Frank Masley of Newark carries the flag. Placad marked sad is the Yugoslav designation for USA. (AP Photo/Jack Smith)

January 11, 2014 3:30 pm
A history of violence in and from Chechnya

A history of violence in and from Chechnya

Chechen separatist fighters ride atop an armored personnel carrier in Grozny heading toward front line positions against Russian forces on Saturday, Jan. 7, 1995. The fighters were chanting "Allah Akbar" (God is Great) as they head towards an area of heavy fighting. Russian shells and rocket…

April 20, 2013 3:36 pm

Fitz Blog:Flags over Saddlebrooke

"When I see a house with an American flag I know it's a conservative home," Republican state senator "Capt." Al Melvin told a recent Tucson Tea Party rally while stroking a flag on a nearby stand and snarling.

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot James B. Irwin salutes while standing beside the fourth American flag planted on the surface of the moon, July 30, 1971. The lunar module that took them to the moon's surface is seen at right. Hadley Delta is in the background. (AP Photo)

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History of American Spaceflight

History of American Spaceflight

The huge Saturn rocket carrying the Apollo 13 spacecraft is on its moon mission, lifts off the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, Fla., April 11, 1970

July 28, 2012 3:44 pmLoading…
Tales from the Morgue: A prank becomes an international incident

Tales from the Morgue: A prank becomes an international incident

Someone had a problem with the Mexican flag flying in Tucson on a long-ago July 4, but as it turns out, the problem was more with position than nationality.

July 11, 2012 10:15 am
The Tales from the Morgue swimsuit issue

The Tales from the Morgue swimsuit issue

Miss America of 1943 Jean Bartel, of Los Angeles, poses, Sept. 11, 1943. She was Miss California. (AP Photo)

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Initiative could put Arizona, US at odds

Initiative could put Arizona, US at odds

The Arizona State flag

July 07, 2012 12:00 am

Worn out flags being collected for ceremony

The American Legion Post 73 is collecting torn, tattered, discolored and worn out flags in advance of their Flag Day ceremony, which is co-hosted by Casas Adobes Elks Lodge 2663.

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License plate marks AZ's 100 years

License plate marks AZ's 100 years

Arizona's new centennial license plate.

October 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
License plate marks Arizona's centennial

License plate marks Arizona's centennial

The Arizona Centennial Commission unveiled a new specialty license plate decorated with the state flag.

October 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
State flag of Arizona

State flag of Arizona

Arizona State Flag

April 14, 2011 12:00 am

Larcena Pennington Page: Pioneer woman redefined what it meant to be tough

Hardships were part of life for Southern Arizona pioneers in the mid-1800s, but the trials endured by Larcena Pennington Page would have brought the toughest frontiersman to his knees.

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Obama: 'Sobering' return of US fallen, families' grief to bear on Afghan policy

Obama: 'Sobering' return of US fallen, families' grief to bear on Afghan policy

WASHINGTON — Hours after a personal encounter with the grim cost of war, President Obama said Thursday the sight of 18 flag-covered cases holding the remains of Americans killed this week in Afghanistan can't help but influence his thinking about sending more troops overseas.

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