PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than raising Old Glory?

That’s just what volunteers from the Heinz History Center did on Saturday morning at Point State Park.

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Around 9:30 Saturday morning, they raised the flag above the Fort Pitt Block House, the oldest building in Pittsburgh.

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“For the last few months, we haven’t been able to fly Old Glory because a non-native tree, a ginkgo tree, has been shredding the stars and stripes,” said Andy Masich, President & CEO of the Heinz History Center. “So it was just taken down today.”

The Heinz History Center did not publicize the event in order to keep from drawing a crowd.

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Over the last 20 years, the Heinz History Center has been raising a version of America’s first flag – with 13 stars and 13 stripes.