Published October 12. 2013 8:00PM Updated October 14. 2013 4:23PM
Norwich - From left, firefighters Katrina Zickwolf of the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Stephen Edwards of the Baltic Fire Department and firefighter Matthew Traber of the Mohegan Tribal Fire Department hold the flag off the ground Saturday as it is raised between two ladder trucks in preparation for the 21st annual Firefighters/EMS Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich.
However, once the flag was aloft, it began to rip due in part to gusty winds, and was taken down before the Mass.