This is the fifteenth patch made for the National 9/11 Flag restoration project. The National 9/11 Flag was brought to Danvers, Mass on March 24, 2011 for a display and stitching ceremony at St. Johns Prep High School
The Massachusetts patch was made from two retired flags. One was donated by the Boy Scouts of America and flew in the town of Danvers and the second flag was donated by the St. Johns Prep High School. Three graduates of St. John Prep died in New York on September 11, 2001: George Ferguson who worked at 90 West Street (where the National 9/11 Flag was found); Ramond Metz and Sean Lynch. A former St. John’s football coach, James Trentini and his wife Mary, were also among those who lost their lives on September 11.
The patch was made by cutting out white stripes from the two donated flags. The patch is 6 inches high by 16 inches long. It was sewn into an area on the first white stripe located about 8 feet from the left edge of the Flag .
The patch was sewn by 346 people during the ceremony including many students from St. Johns Prep. The remains of the two flags used in making the patch have been retuned to the donors
Members of the National 9/11 Flag Restorative Team at Danvers included Denny Deters, Lori Sullivan and FDNY Firefighter Jimmy Sands.
Location of the Massachusetts State patch is outlined on the picture below.