9/11 Flag Visits Coleman Square

9/11 Flag Visits Coleman Square

Howard Beach residents had the opportunity to see the national 9/11 flag—a symbol of the country’s restoration after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The flag is part of the New York Says Thank You Foundation, which tours the nation with the FDNY to help areas devastated by natural disasters. The flag once flew over 90 West Street in lower Manhattan and was destroyed in the aftermath of 9/11.

The flag was brought to tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kansas in 2008, and tornado survivors, looking for something to do, stitched the flag together with numerous other flags. Since then, the group decided to restore the flag to its original 50 stars and 13 stripes design.

Restoring the flag requires the group to find historic flags from all 50 states to create a patch. The patches are then sewn on to the flag.

The flag was brought to Coleman Square in Howard Beach this weekend where residents were given a presentation about the flag and had the opportunity to fold it.


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