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American flag flies over Mackinac Bridge to commemorate 9/11

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 13:49:38-04

There's quite a big American flag hanging from the Mackinac Bridge today. 

The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is flying the flag from the bridge's south tower.

The MBA purchased the 30-foot by 60-foot flag in 2016 prior to Labor Day, but weather at the bridge did not allow its display until this past Memorial Day. 

Said MBA Executive Secretary Bob Sweeney. "Weather at the Straits is unpredictable, but we look forward to future displays that can be enjoyed in person or through social media."

The MBA intends to display the flag for five holidays each year, weather permitting:
Memorial Day
Flag Day
the Fourth of July
Labor Day 
Veterans Day

The flag is displayed in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code, which calls for the flag to be hung vertically over a street, with the union on the east.