EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – A flag born in Evansville has symbolized freedom at some of America’s most historic sites, but where is it now?
The flag known as the Great American Flag has been displayed at the site of the Flight 93 crash on the first anniversary of 9/11 and then put away shortly after that.
The 39-year-old flag was put together in 1980.
It’s now owned by Tedd Dorfmann, who bought the flag during a televised auction for more than $12,000.
During a podcast interview with Johnny Kincaid of the Love Evansville Podcast, Dorffman’s son Josh shared the reaction the family had when they found out they owned the giant flag.
“I was sent upstairs for them to sort things out between the two of them. Once she realized the history and how special it was, she came around and was also excited about it. The time the next day came around, there was enthusiasm around the household of what this meant and what they wanted to do about it,” Josh said.
The flag is currently being stored in its original trailer in Pennsylvania.
The plan is for the flag’s condition to be checked, and if possible, restore it to its original look.
This story was originally published on July 3, 2019.