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2010-09-13 08:23:41.000 – Jennifer Finn,  Summit Intern

Flag hoisting on the tower

As Mike mentioned yesterday, we had a gorgeous day on Saturday. Stacey and I went out early to get the observation, and I was more than thrilled to see the Atlantic Ocean! I have always been drawn to the sea, and being able to see it from a place I never thought I could was pretty amazing. It could not have been a more perfect evening for the Sunset Soiree. Compared to the day before, winds were much calmer and nearly non-existent as visitors began to gather on the observation deck. As they were enjoying delicious desserts and snacks, Steve and I were hoisting a special gift atop the tower.

Senator Judd Gregg, a long time supporter of the observatory, was gracious enough to donate a flag that had been flown over the United States Capital Building. Considering it was the anniversary of 9/11, it was felt there was no better day to raise such a special flag up on the observatory tower in commemoration. As if planned by some greater power, the flag hung eerily still as visitors and staff quietly remembered those who fell victim to and were affected by the tragedy on that day nine years ago. After the toast, the flag was taken down and was included in the silent auction in the valley later in the evening. Someone out there is now the proud owner of a flag that has flow over both the Capital and the Mount Washington Observatory. Definitely one of a kind!

 

Jennifer Finn,  Summit Intern

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