Chester Springs Native’s 9/11 Balloon Inspires Salutes from the Ground

Image of Chester Springs native Barry DiLibero's balloon via The Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star.

Chester Springs native Barry DiLibero flies his unusually shaped balloon modeled after the American flag each year on 9/11, inspiring awe and salutes, writes Bill Toscano for The Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star.

“We had been talking about a balloon, and on 9/11, my wife Terry said to me, ‘This is what we need to do,’” said DiLibero. “So we had it built, and flew it for the first time the following year.”

However, flying it can be tricky, and they have had some issues bringing the 53-foot-tall, 78-foot-long balloon down safely.

“This balloon, you’ve got to be really careful where you try and land, because you have to remember there’s another 40 feet hanging behind you,” said DiLibero.

Read more about the unusual balloon in The Glens Falls (N.Y.) Post-Star here.

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