My sister, Lisa W, sent me this picture earlier today and I just had to share! My sister works at the state capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky. This is what she had to say:
This morning – here in the Capitol Rotunda – is the flag that was destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11. It was stitched back together and is now on a journey across America (all 50 states). In each state, they are using material from retired local flags to use as patches to restore the flag back to its original 50 stars and 13 stripes. (In the picture – there are 2 women leaning over… that’s where they are stitching the patch from a local flag.)
The goal is to make The National 9/11 Flag whole again by the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11 – and once complete, the flag will become part of the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center site.
Also in attendance today were several firefighters from New York City.
It is quite overwhelming to see.
This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much, Lisa, for sharing this with me and allowing me to pass it along!