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    New Photo Taken of Flag Raising Bravest

    New Photo Taken of Flag Raising Bravest


    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) -- The photographer who captured a famous image of three dusty firefighters hoisting a tattered flag on Sept. 11 has taken a new shot of the men for his newspaper and Newsweek magazine.

    The four men reunited in Battery Park in Manhattan on Aug. 30. The background of Thomas E. Franklin's new photo contains no destruction, just the Statue of Liberty looming over the bay.

    The New York firefighters stand in the same order they appeared in the first photograph: George Johnson on the left, Dan McWilliams in the middle and Bill Eisengrein on the right.

    The new photo, a joint project of The Record of Hackensack and Newsweek, appeared Monday on the newspaper's front page and the magazine's cover. Both ran the original photo last fall.

    "Tom Franklin shot a historic photo that became a historic cover for Newsweek,'' said Mark Whitaker, the magazine's editor.

    The magazine said Franklin's latest image of the firefighters "is, like the first picture, a metaphor for a country that's also unbowed.''

    Franklin shot the original photo shortly after 5 p.m. on Sept. 11. It's among the most enduring images of the day, and was later nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and used on a postage stamp.

    Record editor Frank Scandale said the firefighters "are American heroes for what they did that day.''



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    Newsweek Reunites Three FDNY Firemen, Who Hoisted the American Flag Amid The WTC Ruin

    Newsweek Reunites Three FDNY Firemen, Who Hoisted the American Flag Amid The WTC Ruins, With Bergen County Photographer for Cover Image of Commemorative September 11 Edition, 'America: A Year After'
    Newsweek Press Release

    The cover image of Newsweek's September 9 Special Commemorative Edition (on newsstands Monday, September 2) "America: A Year After," reunites three FDNY firemen who hoisted the American flag amid the ruins of the September 11 terrorist attacks, with the photographer who took the original picture.

    Last week in lower Manhattan, near the Statue of Liberty, Newsweek reunited the photographer, Thomas E. Franklin and the three firemen -- George Johnson, Dan McWilliams and Bill Eisengrein -- for a photo shoot for this week's issue commemorating September 11th. Franklin's original picture, an infamous image of American resilience which circled the globe, was first published in the Bergen paper on Wednesday morning, September 12, and graced Newsweek's cover that week (September 24) with the line: "God Bless America."

    "Tom Franklin shot a historic photo that became a historic cover for Newsweek. We were proud to reunite him with these brave firefighters who symbolized our nation's resolve on September 11th for our commemorative issue," said Editor Mark Whitaker.

    It was 5:01 p.m. on September 11, 2001, not quite eight hours after the attack. Franklin, a photographer for The Record (Bergen County, N.J.), was walking near the devastated World Trade Center site when he saw something remarkable. Three firemen -- unaware they were being caught on film -- were raising an American flag amid the ruins. Franklin, who had just 30 digital frames left in his camera, captured the moment -- one that instantly came to symbolize American resilience in the face of the murders of 2,819 innocent people.

    In the year since the attacks, the firefighters have established a nonprofit, The Bravest Fund, dedicated to benefiting firemen and police officers who suffer career-ending injuries or death, including those affected by the terrorist attacks. "We said to ourselves, 'Why don't we establish a charity to prevent profiteering from the picture, and use the proceeds to help others?'" said the group's lawyer, Bill Kelly.

    Franklin shot the cover, a session arranged by Newsweek contributing editor Holly Peterson, Director of Covers Bruce Ramsay and the Newsweek Photo Department, with cooperation from editors of The Record.


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    ONE YEAR LATER 911 PHOTO

    PHOTO BY Thomas E. Franklin
    FIREFIGHTERS
    George Johnson, Dan McWilliams and Bill Eisengrein

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