This is the eighth patch made for the National 9/11 Flag restoration project. The National 9/11 Flag was brought to Atlanta, Georgia on January 14, 2011 for a display and stitching ceremony at the King Center. Before the stitching ceremony, 76 people from 40 different foreign countries took the oath of allegence to become U.S. Citizens in front of the National 9/11 Flag.
The Georgia patch was made from two retired 3 foot by 5 foot flags. One flag came from the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America with the other flag coming from the King Center where it flew over the center until retired in 2010.
The patch was made by cutting out several red strips from these retired two flags. It’s approximately 9 inches high by 18 inches long. It was sewn into an area on the third stripe (red) located approximately six foot from the right end. Ninety one people, including some of the new U.S. Citizens had the privilege of stitching this patch into the Flag. The remains of the two flags used in making the patch will be properly retired at a later date.
Members of the Flag Tour Team in Atlanta for the ceremony included Jeff Parness, Carolyn and Denny Deters and Wendy Hauser. Also present were firefighters Jimmy Sands and Jack Walis from the FDNY.
The location of the State of Georgia patch is highlighted on the picture below.