On one of its last stops before arriving at the World Trade Center site on September 11, the National 9/11 flag made an appearance in Breezy Point on Monday.
The flag, which was stitched together by tornado survivors in Kansas in 2008 after it was destroyed in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, has been featured in public places such as Wrigley Field in Chicago and during national events like The Kentucky Derby.
The tour of the 9/11 flag aims to boost the country’s sense of citizenship and national pride as well as honor its history. An estimated 300 million Americans have seen the flag in its original 13-stripe format as it has crisscrossed the nation.
When it is completed, the flag will become a permanent part of the National September 11 Memorial Museum that’s under construction at the World Center site in lower Manhattan.