Port Authority Honors Women's World Cup Soccer Champions By Hanging Largest American Flag on the GWB

George Washington Bridge - 2008 Veterans Day | The George Washington Bridge is home to the world's largest free-flying American flag. The flag, which is located under the upper arch of the New Jersey tower, drapes vertically for 90 feet and flies freely, responding to breezes from the Hudson River or Palisades. The flag's stripes are approximately 5 feet wide and the stars measure about 4 feet in diameter. Weather permitting, the flag is flown on the following eight holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day [Source: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey]
George Washington Bridge - 2008 Veterans Day | The George Washington Bridge is home to the world's largest free-flying American flag. The flag, which is located under the upper arch of the New Jersey tower, drapes vertically for 90 feet and flies freely, responding to breezes from the Hudson River or Palisades. The flag's stripes are approximately 5 feet wide and the stars measure about 4 feet in diameter. Weather permitting, the flag is flown on the following eight holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, and Veterans Day [Source: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey]
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According to a press release this morning, the Port Authority is going to salute the US Women's World Cup Soccer Championship team by hanging the world's largest American flag up on the George Washington Bridge all day tomorrow.

The Port Authority will unfurl the world's largest free-flying American flag at the George Washington Bridge on Friday, July 10, as a tribute to Team USA's women's World Cup champion soccer team. The team - which won the World Cup last Sunday by defeating Japan 5-2 - will be honored during a ticker tape parade Friday on Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

The 450-pound flag measures 90 feet by 60 feet and will be flown on the upper arch of the New Jersey tower tomorrow from 10am - 2pm.

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