|Branson, MO (November 9, 2010)|
David Bancroft, USA Patriotism! founder, proudly stands with FDNY Firefighter Trey Piazza in front of The National 9/11 Flag after a portion of a retired flag provided by the city of Branson became part of this venerable historic flag.
They then joined fellow patriots including troops and veterans in the respectful and honored folding of the flag for transport to its next U.S. destination.
David Bancroft was in Branson, MO for its Veterans Week from November 5th to 11th . . . and the display of flag was scheduled for this purpose, which allowed many veterans from World War II to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to see it. (See video... The National 911 Flag in Branson)
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The National 9/11 Flag represents the resilience and compassion of the American people.
It is our generation's Star-Spangled Banner.
Destroyed in the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11 and stitched back together seven years later by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, The National 9/11 Flag is a living testament to what the American spirit is all about.
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.
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