The story of the flag was chronicled in an October 2014 episode of the HISTORY series “Brad Meltzer’s Lost History.” Shortly after the broadcast, an anonymous individual delivered a flag that he claimed to be the original Ground Zero Flag to a fire station in Everett, WA. The City of Everett contacted HISTORY and Everett Police detectives began a forensic investigation. Based on the City’s findings and additional analysis by their own experts, HISTORY was able to definitively conclude that this is in fact the Ground Zero Flag. The flag has been donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and nine other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction (History Decoded), Advice (Heroes for My Son and Heroes for My Daughter), Children’s Books (I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln) and even comic books (Justice League of America), for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. The Hollywood Reporter recently put him on their list of Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors.