DANVERS (CBS) – The National 9/11 Flag made its only trip to Massachusetts during its tour across America on Thursday, stopping at St. Johns Prep.
The flag, which was destroyed in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is being taken state-by-state across the country to be stitched back together.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports.
“Our goal is to make the flag whole again by the tenth year anniversary of September 11th, at which point it’s going to become part of a permanent collection of the 9/11 Memorial Museum,” said Jeff Parness of the New York Says Thank You Foundation.
The first person to add a stitch to the flag was Mary Ferguson, whose husband George was killed in the attacks.
From Carl Stevens’ Journal:
“What the flag is doing is very hopeful, to have it…sort of rising like the Phoenix from an awful event and have it bring hope and inspiration to the people of every state in the union where it will go,” said Ferguson.
In all, three of the school’s graduates were killed on September 11.