Updated: 09/11/2017 01:40 PM | First Published: 09/11/2017 01:34 PM

Firefighters raising the American flag

Firefighters raising the American flag on 9/11

This iconic photo was taken by Thomas E. Franklin. The firefighters pictured here were William Eisengrein, George Johnson and Daniel McWilliams, who raised the American flag as a symbol of resistance.

"I would I say was 150 yards away when I saw the firefighters raising the flag. They were standing on a structure about 20 feet above the ground. This was a long lens picture: there was about 100 yards between the foreground and background, and the long lens would capture the enormity of the rubble behind them," said Franklin.

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