Typepad Import Image

September 12, 2001

This famous image of 9/11 was taken by Thomas E. Franklin, photographer for The Bergen Record. The photograph, officially titled Ground Zero Spirit depicts three firefighters raising the American Flag shortly after the World Trade Center attacks.
The image appeared on the front page of the September 12, 2001 issue of the Bergen Record.
The flag in the picture has been flown at Yankee Stadium and City Hall, and was to be donated to the Smithsonian, but has since gone missing.