2003-07-11 / Community

Bravest ‘Rescue’ Flag on July 4

Bravest ‘Rescue’ Flag on July 4


Rockaway firefighter Brian Fitzgerald, of Ladder 137, frees and replaces a stuck flag on the Fourth of July. Old Glory would not lower for Walter Patterson, the “flag man” of the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, so he called the New York City Fire Department for as­sistance.Rockaway firefighter Brian Fitzgerald, of Ladder 137, frees and replaces a stuck flag on the Fourth of July. Old Glory would not lower for Walter Patterson, the “flag man” of the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, so he called the New York City Fire Department for as­sistance.

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