GWB To Salute U.S. Women’s Soccer Team With World’s Largest American Flag

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The world’s largest free-flying American flag will be unfurled at the George Washington Bridge on Friday to pay tribute to the U.S. women’s soccer team World Cup victory.

The Port Authority says the 450-pound flag will be flown between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the upper arch of the bridge’s New Jersey tower.

The team, which defeated Japan 5-2 on Sunday in Canada to win the World Cup, will also be honored with a parade on Friday.

EXTRA:Guide To NYC’s U.S. Women’s World Cup Parade

The parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. in lower Manhattan along Broadway from the Battery to City Hall, known as the Canyon of Heroes. The celebration will include a program at City Hall.The Port Authority also announced that additional PATH service will be provided Friday during midday hours on the Newark to World Trade Center line to accommodate…

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