National 9/11 Flag Coming to Winchester on May 3rd
The National 9/11 Flag, destroyed in the aftermath of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and stitched back together, will be in Winchester to honor our local heroes.Â The New York Says Thank You Foundation is bringing the 20′ x 30′ National 9/11 Flag on a restoration tour across America where local service heroes in all 50 states are 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.Â A piece of the retired Flag that will be used for the Winchester ceremony on May 3rd is from the Timbrook Public Safety Building.Â The building was dedicated in memory of Sgt. Ricky L. Timbrook who was killed in the line of duty.
National Fruit Product Company (White House Foods) is sponsoring The National 9/11 Flag tour in Winchester and invites anyone who is serving in the military, military veterans, firefighters, police officers, first responders, community service heroes, 9/11 family members, and every day citizens from Winchester to a special stitching ceremony on Thursday, May 3rd at 10:00 am at 550 Fairmont Avenue to participate in a formal ceremony.
At 11:00 am the stitching ceremony will be open to the public.
The featured artifact will become a permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial Museum currently being built at the World Trade Center.
“We are so excited to be able to use a retired Flag that has significance to many,” stated a White House representative. “I know the Ricky L. Timbrook Public Safety Building beats with the heart of a community and the living memory of the brave officer who lost his life protecting it.”
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