This is the twelfth patch made for the National 9/11 Flag restoration project. The National 9/11 Flag was brought to Lester Prairie, Minnesota on February 26, 2011 for a display and stitching ceremony at the Lester Prairie City Hall.
The Minnesota patch was made from two retired flags, one a 3 by 5 foot flag flown in one of the Lester Prairie City Parks and a 4 by 6 flag flown at the home of Ed Mlynar, at retired Army Veteran and past mayor of Lester Prairie. 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 last year.
The patch was made by cutting out several red strips from these retired two flags. It’s 8 inches high by 16 inches long. It was sewn into an area on the second red stripe located at the far right hand end. 217 people helped stitch the Minnesota patch into the National 9/11 Flag.
Members of the Flag Tour Team that travelled to Lester Prairie included Carolyn and Denny Deters and FDNY firefighter Jimmy Sands.
The location of the Minnesota State patch is outlined on the picture below.