Seattle’s Space Needle is flying the French flag at half-staff in support of the people of Paris a day after the terrorist attacks.
In the rain and bracing winds of Saturday afternoon, Seattle’s Space Needle stood in support of Paris, as a giant French flag was raised to half-staff atop it.
The 25- by 35-foot flag was special-made Saturday, picked up from Rainier Industries in Tukwila and rushed to the Space Needle to be raised about 4 p.m.
“This is not about us,” said Space Needle spokesman Dave Mandapat. “This is what little we can do to show our support, concern and compassion.”
Seattle shows solidarity
While Seattle used its great landmark to symbolize solidarity with France, the lights on the Eiffel Tower were switched off as a sign of mourning.
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