This is one of the fifth patches made for The National 9/11 Flag restoration project. The flag was brought to Soldiers Memorial in St. Louis on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 to help celebrate and honor veterans in the St. Louis area.
There were two 4 by 6 foot flags used for the St. Louis patch. Both flags were donated by the Soldiers Memorial and both flew over the Memorial during the previous year. The flag used for the St. Louis patch was made from a flag that was donated by the City of St. Louis Soldiers Memorial Military Museum and flew over that facility. The patch is 14 inches high and 35 inches wide and is located on the first red stripe on the right hand side of the flag.
114 people help stitch the St. Louis patch on the flag during a 3 hour ceremony. Many of the veterans who attending the morning ceremony in front of the Memorial help stitch the patch onto the National 9/11 Flag. Additionally members of the St. Louis Fire Department including their Chief helped with the honor guard as well as placing their stitch in the flag.
Members of the Flag Tour Team in St. Louis included Wendy Hauser, Denny and Carolyn Deters and FDNY firefighter Trey Piazza.
Location of the St. Louis, Missouri patch is outlined on the picture below.