This is the eleventh patch made for the National 9/11 Flag restoration project. The National 9/11 Flag was brought to Eagle Grove, Iowa on February 24, 2011 for a display and stitching ceremony at the Robert Blue Middle School in Eagle Grove.
The Iowa patch was made from three retired 3 foot by 5 foot flags. One of the retired flags flew over the Robert Blue Middle School. Another flag was donated by Carol and Bob Eilerts, the parents of Aaron who was one of the scouts killed in the tornado at The Little Sioux Scout Ranch in 2008. The last flag used in the patch was retired from the Little Sioux Scout Ranch and had flown over the new Chapel which was built in memory of the four boy scouts killed at Little Sioux during the tornado on June 11, 2008. The patch was made by cutting out several red strips from these retired three flags. There were two patches made from the flags. One of the patches is 7.5 inches high and 8 inches wide. It is located on the far left hand side at the bottom of the fifth stripe (red) from the bottom of the flag. The second patch is 8 inches high by 16 inches wide. It is located on the far right hand side of the 9/11 flag at the top of the fifth stripe (red) from the bottom.
769 people (one of the largest number in any state) including school children from all three of the schools in Eagle Grove (grade, middle and high) helped stitch both patches on to the National 9/11 Flag. The remains of the three flags used in making the patches were returned to the donors
Members of the Flag Tour Team included Jeff Parness, Jill Adkins, Carolyn and Denny Deters, Patti Lanni and FDNY firefighters Jimmy Sands, Trey Piazza.
The locations of the two Iowa patches are shown on the picture below.