The National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced that The New York Says Thank You Foundation (NYSTY) has donated The National 9/11 Flag to the museum collection in time for the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The not-for-profit organizations commemorated the gift at an unfurling ceremony overlooking Ground Zero.
Destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center and stitched back together by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, the flag has become a symbol that reinforces the same commitment to service and volunteerism that was felt throughout the Nation and the world on September 12, 2001.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG TOUR
The goal of The National 9/11 Flag Tour is to display this historic flag at leading venues nationwide, to empower local service heroes in all 50 states with the privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format, and to inspire 300 million Americans with the flag’s rich visual history in order to deepen our sense of citizenship and national pride and bolster the spirit of volunteerism on the 9/11 Anniversary and year-round. For more information, to ‚sponsor a stitch‛ or contribute to the restoration effort, individuals and corporations can visit www.national911flag.org