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  • Greg
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    @Stephen wrote:

    White Mountains, NH – September 8, 2003

    Needs updating.

    Stephen
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    DOH DOH DOH DOH DOH!

    Contact: Stephen Dunhom, flags04@flagsonthe48.org, 603-380-0970

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Hikers remember 9/11 in New Hampshire’s White Mountains

    White Mountains, NH – September 8, 2004 – The third annual “Flags on the 48”, A September 11th Memorial Hike, will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2004 in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

    The “Flags on the 48” event was established in response to the horrific terrorist attacks that took place in America on September 11, 2001. A website for the event has been set up at http://www.flagsonthe48.org

    Three days after the attacks several regular on-line posters to the AMC Hiker Journal message forum banded together and planned a hike the following day. Intent on raising the largest American flag they could find from the summit of Mt. Liberty.

    On September 15, 2001, six hikers met at the White House Trailhead armed with a 96 square foot flag, 30 feet of PVC tubing, 100 feet of rope, 2 rolls of duct tape, and a wealth of pride and determination. As a gesture of sympathy for such a horrific loss, the American flag was raised on the summit of Mt. Liberty, paying tribute to the thousands of innocent people who perished in the attacks. This patriotic display received such tremendous amounts of positive feedback that a committee was formed to establish a larger, annual memorial. The “Flags on the 48” event was given life.

    On September 14, 2002 and again on September 13, 2003, several hundred patriotic and compassionate hikers embarked on a collective journey to raise American flags on all 48 of the 4,000+ foot summits in New Hampshire. This tribute, to the sacrifice of life and our strength of unity as a nation, remains small in the scope of the enormity of all that has been lost. However, the feedback from participants, as well as observers, continues to be overwhelmingly positive and this small tribute has gained tremendous support.

    By raising Old Glory on Saturday, September 11, 2004, a united community of hikers will continue to honor the families and communities that have suffered the ultimate and tragic losses as well as all the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have served and sacrificed to preserve our liberty. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

    Visit http://www.flagsonthe48.org or E-mail flags04@flagsonthe48.org for more information or to sign up to raise a flag on one of the 48 peaks.

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    Stephen
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    These have gone out late, but we’ll see.

    In any case, the releases have gone to the following organizations:

    WMUR
    Fosters
    Portsmouth Herald
    Concord Monitor
    Nashua Telegraph
    Union Leader
    Boston Globe
    Boston Herald
    FOX 25 News
    AP
    Reuters
    UPI
    NHPR
    NHPTV
    FOX News Channel
    CNN
    MSNBC

    SilentCal
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    Way to go! it’s good just to get the word out.

    Stephen
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    Sent to Good Morning America.

    I’ve been contacted by Eagle Tribune and Fosters.

    -Stephen

    Puck
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    Stephen

    That is a good list of media. Did you think of the Caledonia Record in St Johsbury? They cover alot of news in the Littleton area.

    Stephen
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    @Puck wrote:

    Stephen

    That is a good list of media. Did you think of the Caledonia Record in St Johsbury? They cover alot of news in the Littleton area.

    I’ve now contacted them. Thanks for the lead.

    I’ve also contacted WSHK, WRKO and WOKQ.

    rbhayes
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    Steve –

    How about

    NH.com
    http://www.newhampshire.com

    Stephen
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    @rbhayes wrote:

    Steve –

    How about

    NH.com
    http://www.newhampshire.com

    Good lead. That site is done by the Union Leader. I submitted a press release to them anyhow.

    -Stephen

    Stephen
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    Sent it to NH.com too.

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