From September 8 through September 12, over 3,000 flags will wave in New York City as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The flags are located in Manhattan’s Battery Park, just three blocks from the World Trade Center Memorial Museum. The memorial is free and open to the public.
The theme of the memorial is “One Life: One Flag,” and the memorial’s designers encourage visitors to reflect upon the enormous loss of human life that occurred on September 11, 2011.
The memorial contains 2,976 Flags of Honor and Flags of Heroes, all American flags representing someone who died in the attacks. The memorial also includes 96 international flags, one flag for each country who lost a citizen on September 11.
Annin Flagmakers have manufactured all the flags for this event. Annin Flagmakers are the oldest and largest makers of flags in the United States. Two brothers, Benjamin and Edward Annin founded the company in 1847 on Fulton Street in New York City. Aside from being the premier maker of flags in the United States, remaining family owned for over 150 years, and employing over 500 Americans, Annin’s New York City roots make them a particularly appropriate sponsor for the “One Life: One Flag” memorial.
Annin Flagmakers, the Healing Field Foundation, and the Flag of Honor Project collaborated to create the “One Life: One Flag” field.
Co-sponsors of the “One Life: One Flag” memorial include:
Collavino Construction Company
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
Joe Tex Transportation/Logistics
National Independent Flag Dealers Association
New Jersey Manufacturer’s Insurance
USA Rigging Supply
“One Life: One Flag” volunteer organizations include:
Fort Hamilton Military Base
Lakehurst Naval Base
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
McGuire Air Force Base
We remember those who perished and the families left behind.
We remember the first responders who bravely raced to the rescue of others.
We remember those who courageously fight the wars on terrorism and those who gave their lives.