A surprisingly large crowd braved extremely hot temperatures in the asphalt parking at Ingles Friday afternoon to catch a glimpse of the historic 9/11 flag.
The flag was transported in a Gilmer County Fire truck and will be taken on to Ellijay for a weekend of different events following the stop in Jasper.
Many firefighters from the surrounding area turned out to show support. This flag, which was originally flown at Ground Zero, had been repaired and patched following the September 11 attacks.
When it completes the different tours, the flag will have been to all 50 states and then housed in a 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero.