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Stars & Stripes: A 9/11 Tribute

Battered by conditions at Ground Zero, the National 9/11 Flag has been collectively stitched back together over time by thousands nationwide. Battered by conditions at Ground Zero, the National 9/11 Flag has been collectively stitched back together over time by thousands nationwide.

In the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. flag – symbolic of strength and rebuilding – gave hope to Ground Zero recovery workers and people across this country.

As part of the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s mission to “recognize the endurance of those who survived, the courage of those who risked their lives to save others, and the compassion of all who supported us in our darkest hours,” museum curators have been collecting tribute items that draw on the symbolism of the flag.

See a sample of tributes to 9/11 that incorporate the American flag in an exclusive online gallery.  Additional images and details are also available on Pinterest.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff