National Flag visits North DakotaBismarck, ND (WDAY-TV) - A nationwide tour to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11th has made its way to North Dakota.
By: Teri Finneman, WDAY
A nationwide tour to mark the 10th anniversary of September 11th has made its way to North Dakota.
They call it the modern version of the Star Spangled Banner, and North Dakotans were given their chance to play Betsy Ross.
The National 9/11 Flag was destroyed in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack 10 years ago. It's now on a journey across America, where stitchers in every state are making it whole again.
Jeff Parness – NY Says Thank You Foundation - "I think the essence of everything we do, it's not really about 9/11. It's about 9/12. It's not just remembering the tragedy, but it's also honoring that service and sacrifice and kindness and humanity that brought us together on 9/12. That's what the restoration of the National 9/11 Flag is really all about."
The event is also an opportunity to honor local service heroes in every state. A dozen North Dakotans were recognized for their service to the military and public safety.
The event also recognized the parents of Ann Nelson, a Stanley native who died in the World Trade Center.
Jenette Nelson – Mother of 9/11 victim - "To me, this event is a beautiful symbol of the spirit of the American people as they put our country back together from that wounding experience of 9/11."
Through the flag, a chance to honor the nation and its heroes one stich at a time.
North Dakota is the 45th state on the flag's journey. The finished flag will eventually be displayed at the 9-11 memorial museum in New York City.