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.
Both events are in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
A view of the Armistice Day celebration is seen in Paris on Nov. 11, 1918. (AP Photo)
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)
A 4th of July history of "Old Glory"
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)
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)
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…
"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.
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)
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
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.
Miss America of 1943 Jean Bartel, of Los Angeles, poses, Sept. 11, 1943. She was Miss California. (AP Photo)
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.
Arizona's new centennial license plate.
The Arizona Centennial Commission unveiled a new specialty
license plate decorated with the state flag.
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.
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.