Sept. 11 Memorial Flag Travels from Allentown to Georgia

A gigantic flag comprised of thousands of miniature flags travels across the globe in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11.

Shortly after the terrorist attacks happened on September 11, 2001, Thomas McBrien IV began his “United We Stand United We Sew” project to commemorate the lives lost. Once McBrien’s idea came about, the project was completed in a matter of months. Senior citizens, students, Scouts, church group members and others from New Jersey volunteered to sew together nearly 3,000 miniature flags. Together, the miniature flags create one giant 22-foot-by-32-foot memorialized flag.

Sept 11 Memorial Flag

While the project has been costly in terms of expenses and time, it has touched so many lives – and has traveled much further than McBrien’s Upper Black Eddy community. It has been displayed at over 80 different sites around the country, as well as overseas. The memorial flag was most recently in the National Guard Armory in Allentown where it had been on display for the past year, commemorating the unit’s 150th anniversary last fall.

The flag is now in transport to Georgia to be displayed at various military bases. Ultimately, McBrien’s goal is to have a permanent home for the flag in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York.

Source: Morning Call

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