Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sewing For America ~ The National 9/11 Flag

There is so much to watch, talk about, write about and listen to on this day of remembrance, 10 years after our country was rocked by the acts of terror that have changed it, and all of us, forever.  All of us old enough to remember it can tell a unique story about where we were, what we were doing and how we felt at the moment we first heard what was happening.

I well remember this image of our flag waving in the wind across from ground zero in the days following 9/11/2001.  Torn, tattered, but still THERE.

In all that has been done and is being done to commemorate the day, it's causalities and it's survivors, perhaps there is one that has a special place in your heart.  For me, it is this grassroots movement ~

I love everything about this.  It is about community, paying it forward, and sewing a flag. 

About the flag, from their website :

Currently on a journey across America through the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11, 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.
When complete, The National 9/11 Flag will become a part of the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center.
Restore. Empower. Inspire.
Thank you for supporting The National 9/11 Flag and the historic grassroots restoration of this unique and inspiring National Treasure.

At the core of the New York Says Thank You project is an amazing group of FDNY Firefighters and first responders who join with other New York City volunteers to go out to areas all around the country and assist in recovering from disaster as a way of saying thank you for all of the support the city received in it's time of need.   Their message is simple ~ "What we do is not about 9/11.  What we do is about 9/12".

If you would like to join me in sponsoring a stitch in support of this amazing movement, visit here ~ Rebuilding America One Stitch At A Time.

Sending you love and prayers on this day of remembrance.

xoxo, Anita


  1. I love that....9/12 is so about overcoming,
    isn't it.
    Really beautiful share,

  2. Beautiful post Anita, thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great week!


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