Six story flag to commemorate September 11 in New York

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A six-story U.S. flag is now unfurled in New York at the corner of Hester and Mott Streets to remember the victims of 9/11.

A giant 60-foot by 30-foot flag is displayed on the corner building to honor the people of September 11th and commemorate the attacks at the World Trade Center.

"We do it we don't want to forget, the damage that was... that we took," John Sasalinuovo, the building owner said.

John and his wife Denise own the building and started the tradition with some fellow volunteers.

They were mostly strangers before 9/11 and now they're friends.

"It does get easy when you lose friends and family you know it touched everybody. And bottom line is we embrace it now and we actually give a tribute and that's what this flag's about," volunteer Lili Krigel said.

"I think of all the people down here getting together at a time that was really a tough time," Lt. Col Sandy Krigel, a retired member from the U.S. Air Force said.

They've been doing this since 2002

The flag is on display until September 15 this year. It will then be lowered and stored, after being properly folded, which involves hundreds of people.