A new American flag was presented to the members of the Bayside Senior Center, just in time for their special 9/11 ceremony.
Councilman Barry Grodenchik and Congresswoman Grace Meng gave the facility the new flag after the old flag was stolen back in May.
Meng and Grodenchik teamed up to arrange for a new flag to be flown over the the U.S. Capitol in honor of the senior center.
“The theft of this flag was terrible and shame on the thief who stole it,” Meng said. “I’m pleased to have been able to replace it with a brand new flag so that the stars and stripes can proudly fly again over the Bayside Senior Center.”
“As we remember the fallen heroes of 9/11, Old Glory flies once again at the Bayside Senior Center, Grodenchik added.