Repairing the Ground Zero American flag one stitch at a time

I knew I wanted to post this as soon as I saw it. The American flag that was placed over Ground Zero in the days after 9/11 quickly became tattered and fell apart as it blew in the wind against collapsed scaffolding. It distressed members of the construction crew to pick up pieces of Old Glory so they took it down. Now it is being stitched back together by local service heroes in all 50 states. It is currently in North Carolina and has about 15 states to go.

Here is what the flag looked like before they took it down:

I almost get a lump in my throat when I see that photo of a tattered Old Glory hanging over Ground Zero. But I also feel great pride in my heart when I see what it is becoming as America stitches it back together:

To me this is what symbolizes the America I’ve always known and loved. Just as a church is only a building without its people, so is America only a plot of land without its people. The strength, glory, and freedom of America will always live within the hearts of Americans which is why we will forever stand firm and be victorious against those who seek to do us harm.

To God be the glory and my God continue to keep Old Glory flying high.

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Happy Independence day!

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