HFD Honor Guard Participates in National 9/11 Flag Ceremony
(View history of The National 9/11 Flag below pictures)
On July 2, 2011, The National 9/11 Flag made its way to Tennessee where FDNY firefighters assisted local service heroes, those people who are shining examples of service and sacrifice to their local communities, in an historic stitching ceremony to help sew the Tennessee restorative patch onto The National 9/11 Flag at the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Stitching was then open to the public until 2:00 pm. The Flag then remained on display until 5:00 pm.
HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG
June 2, 2011 Ė NEW YORK, NY Ė Destroyed in the aftermath 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
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.
The fabric of our American history is quite literally being stitched
into The National 9/11 Flag. The flag has been stitched by soldiers and
schoolchildren who survived the shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, and by World War
II veterans on the deck of the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. It has flown at the
funeral of Christina Taylor Green, the 9-year-old girl born on 9/11 who died in
the Tucson shooting this year, been stitched by
descendants of Martin Luther King Jr., made history when a piece of the American flag that cradled Abraham Lincolnís head when he was shot at Fordís Theater was stitched into the flag, and brought together wounded warriors, first responders, and members of our Nationís space program to contribute a stitch at The Kennedy Space Center.
The mission of The New York Says Thank You Foundation is to commemorate the generosity extended to New Yorkers by Americans from all across the country in the days, weeks, and months following September 11, by sending volunteers from New York City each year on the 9/11 Anniversary to help rebuild communities around the United States affected by disasters. The New York Says Thank You Foundation is proud to be the national custodian for The National 9/11 Flag.
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