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4,000 Signatures on the 12s Fly Banner Showed Eastern Washington's Love for the Seahawks

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Fans signed the flag to show their support for the Seahawks. Fans signed the flag to show their support for the Seahawks.
KENNEWICK, WA- Thousands came out to sign the 12s Fly Banner Sunday at Columbia Center Mall in Kennewick.

The lines were long and the signatures kept flowing.

It gave the eastern side of Washington the chance to show they love the Seahawks just as much as the rest of the state.

Fans signed a 50 by 60 foot banner, which is one of four in the state.  Sunday night they will be taken to Seattle to be sewn with the other banners.  Together, it will create a flag that flies at the Super Bowl in Arizona for all fans and players to see.

PEMCO Insurance wanted to make sure everyone could participate.

"As soon as we won the game against the Packers, I called the company and said, 'hey, last year it wasn't able to make it on this side of the mountains.' With a little momentum from us and the radio stations here and the mall, we got somebody to drive it over that was already going to Spokane and it all worked out," said Joe Peterson, Owner of Joe Peterson Insurance.

Fans were excited.

"We don't ever get to be involved in anything.  This is a big deal," said Bill Glover, Seahawks fan.

Some fans even made an hour long drive just to get their signature on a piece of history.

"We thought it'd be pretty cool to come sign our name on here and we're big Seahawks fans. Lucki wants to come out here and have a good time," said Thomas Tahkeal, Seahawks fan who brought his son to sign the banner.

"I think in a lot of ways, politically and otherwise, we get ignored.  I think this shows the Westside that we've got a lot of 12s here," said Peterson.

With 4,000 signatures from the Southeastern region Sunday, there was no doubt the “12th man spirit” was there.

"Go Seahawks!" said Tahkeal.

Fans can also upload pictures by going to PEMCO's website and clicking on “add your photo.”  Those pictures will fill up the numbers “one” and “two” and be sewn on the flag.

The flag will have a chance to go into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world's largest mosaic.

Fans have until midnight Sunday to upload photos.
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