Fond du Lac Fire Department Participates in the National 9/11 Flag Stitching Ceremony

Destroyed in the collapse 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 Spangle Banner. The New York Says Thank You Foundation is currently taking The Nation 9/11 Flag on a journey across America where local service heroes in all 50 states will be given the historic privilege of 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 resorted 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 build at the World Trade Center.



On October 23, 2011 The National 9/11 Flag made its way to Marian University where FDNY firefighters assisted local emergency personnel, including the Fond du Lac Fire Department, in a historic stitching ceremony to help sew the Wisconsin restorative patch onto The National 9/11 Flag. The stitching ceremony was held in Dorcas Chapel at Marian University following the inauguration of Steven DiSalvo as the 14th president of Marian University.

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. For more info, see

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