Above: Graphic logo: The New York Says Thank You Foundation proudly presents The National 9/11 Flag
Historic Stitching Ceremony to repair American Flag destroyed on 9/11 will include FDNY Firefighters and local volunteers.
Destroyed in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and stitched back together seven years later by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, The National 9/11 Flag is a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people. It is the modern day version of "The Star Spangled Banner."
The New York Says Thank You Foundation is currently taking The National 9/11 Flag on a journey across America where local service heroes in all 50 states will be given the historic privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format using pieces of fabric from American flags destined for retirement in each state.
Once the flag is restored and made whole again by the 10th Year anniversary of 9/11, The National 9/11 Flag will become a part of the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center.
On March 13, The National 9/11 Flag will make its way to San Diego, California where FDNY firefighters will assist local service heroes in an historic stitching ceremony to help sew the California restorative patch onto The National 9/11 Flag at the USS Midway Museum at 10 a.m. followed by stitching open to the public until 1 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to visit National911Flag.org and “Sponsor A Stitch” for $5 to help underwrite the restoration of this national treasure.
What: A flag nearly destroyed in the 9/11 World Trade Center attack will be partially re-stitched by San Diegans selected for their community service aboard the USS Midway Museum, an event open to the public.
Who: FDNY firefighters will help San Diego community service leaders repair part of the flag.
When: Sunday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cost: No admission fee for those attending The National 9/11 Flag ceremony aboard Midway.