Starting with the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s office in June 2009 and followed by the governor’s office in Iowa in September 2009, we have sought and will continue to seek special permission and dispensation in the historic restoration of The National 9/11 Flag. As we continue to “nationalize” the Flag by incorporating pieces of American flags destined for retirement from all 50 states into the ongoing restoration of The National 9/11 Flag, we will always abide by the spirit of the U.S. Flag Code and treat The National 9/11 Flag and its component pieces with utmost dignity and honor.