The Story Behind the Official 9/11 Memorial Flag
Originally commissioned by the State of New York and hand sewn by Gettysburg Flag Works for the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the official New York State September 11th Memorial Flag honors those who lost their lives that day, and remains a symbol of our Nation’s resilience in the face of tragedy.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the official New York State September 11th Memorial Flag during a dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City on September 6, 2011.
“The Memorial Flag is meant to serve as a long-lasting symbol of our respect for those who were lost on September 11th and our resilience in the face of tragedy,” Governor Cuomo said.
“This tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks also reminds us of the indomitable spirit of New Yorkers that endured that terrible day and in the years since,” added Joe Daniels, President of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Now on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the 9/11 We Remember flag was flown at the entrance to the World Trade Center site to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the attacks. The Governor also signed a proclamation calling for the flag to fly at the State Capitol the week before September 11th.
Printed replicas of the original 9/11 memorial flag are sold at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to raise funds for the museum and bolster educational programs. Gettysburg Flag Works is also proud to offer printed replicas of the official 9/11 flag, as well as September 11th grave markers, 9/11 motorcycle flags and many other memorial products.