By LCR Contributor Barrell Rider
What is the 9/11 Flag? In my view, the flag is a direct link to the 9/11 tragedy, a physical bridge that forever connects us to the location and the souls of that tragic day.
The flag flew on top of a building near the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City, and was heavily damaged by falling debris when the tower collapsed. The tattered and burned American Flag was nearly destroyed. It has since become a symbol of American strength and resolve, while acting as a memorial for those who lost their lives on that day. The flag also pays tribute to all of the heroes that emerged on that day, some living, some passed.
The flag was misplaced for seven years before repair was begun by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas. Currently, the flag is touring all 50 states, allowing people to assist in the restoration by adding a stitch.
The 9/11 flag was on display in San Diego onboard the U.S.S. Midway this past weekend. The flag was also recently in the news as it was hoisted at the funeral of Christina Green, the nine year old murdered in Tucson during the shooting rampage intended to kill Gabrielle Giffords. Christina was born on September 11, 2001 and was the youngest victim in the shooting.
Regrettably, I was unaware of the flags visit to San Diego this weekend. For more information on tour locations and dates CLICK HERE.