Emmitsburg, Maryland: Big Jinxed 9/11 Statue Of Flag-Raising Firefighters

Giant Twin Towers firefighters raise an American flag in a 9/11 tribute. Ended up here after three cities rejected it as too big, or too impractical, or too much of a tourist attraction.

FEMA National Emergency Training Center

16871 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD
On the grounds of the FEMA National Emergency Training Center, which is on the east side of S. Seton Ave. midway between the town and US 15. At the entrance you'll be stopped by a guard, hand in your license, and be given ID tags, a parking pass, and directions to the memorial.
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Emmitsburg, Maryland - Jinxed 9-11 Statue in Trouble Again
Jinxed 9-11 Statue: In late 2007, sculptor Stan Watts finally erected his large statue of three 18-foot-tall firefighters raising a U.S. flag above the rubble of the World Trade Center -- literally, with real rubble from Ground Zero scattered at their feet. [07/04/2009] Complete Story...

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Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann SetonShrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Emmitsburg, MD - < 1 mi.
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