Merkel Visits 9/11 Site, Will Fly Memorial Flag in Germany

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the 9/11 site Saturday and received a World Trade Center memorial flag that she said would fly at the German Chancellery, home to that nation's federal government.

Port Authority Police Inspector Ron Shindel, who speaks German, greeted Merkel and presented her with the World Trade Center memorial flag and a police challenge coin.

Merkel said the flag will be raised at the German Chancellery in honor of the 37 police officers with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, said Port Authority police spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

Merkel also placed a wreath at the Survivor Tree at the 9/11 site. She toured the site with former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who serves as chairman of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center Foundation. 

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