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Massive US flag flies over N.J. bridge for Labor Day

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FORT LEE, N.J. — The largest free-flying American flag in the world was flown over the George Washington Bridge on Monday in honor of Labor Day.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey unfurled the flag under the upper arch of the bridge’s New Jersey tower. The display was meant to honor working men and women across the country.

The flag is 90 feet long by 60 feet wide, with stripes measuring about 5 feet wide and stars about 4 feet in diameter.

In Newtown, Conn., thousands of spectators turned out for the annual Labor Day Parade, capping months of organizing in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of 20 children and six educators last December.

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