9/11 National Flag comes to Maine

5:09 PM, Mar 24, 2011   |    comments
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YORK BEACH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- People in Maine had the opportunity to become part of history today by helping to restore the National 9/11 Flag.

The 30 foot flag was nearly destroyed in the aftermath of the World Trade Center collapse on September 11th, 2001.

It is a vivid memory in Therese D'Orsi's mind. Images on television of a tattered American Flag dangling from a construction site next to the collapsed World Trade Towers.

Now here it was, right in front of her, in a room at the York Beach Fire Department.

"I remember that day like it was yesterday and I just wanted to feel, i haven't been to New York and i'd really like to get there, but I felt like I was a little bit closer this way. It just means so much of what america is" said D'Orsi, who lives in York.

The flag is being stitched back together using pieces of retired flags from across the country. The hope is to make it whole again in time for the 10th anniversary of 9-11 which is coming up this September.













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