Restoring 9/11 flag stitch by stitch

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 2 2011 6:33 p.m. MDT

Local police, fire, city and military officials join other at the Utah Capitol to take part in stitching a portion of the National 9/11 Flag Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in the Capitol rotunda in Salt Lake City. The New York Says Thank You Foundation is currently taking The National 9/11 Flag on a journey across America where local service heroes in all 50 states are being asked to help stitch the flag back to its original 13-stripe format using pieces of fabric from American flags destined for retirement in each state. The flag is expected to be restored and made whole again by the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The National 9/11 Flag will then become a part of the permanent collection of the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center.

Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News

Local police, fire, city and military officials join other at the Utah Capitol to take part in stitching a portion of the National 9/11 Flag Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, in the Capitol rotunda in Salt Lake City.

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