With the 10th anniversary of the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001 coming up this Sunday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled the New York State 9/11 Memorial Flag during a brief press conference earlier today, This new flag design will be flown over the 9/11 memorial site in New York City, in Albany – the capital of New York and will also be flown over various state buildings through out the state.
The design of the flag includes several key objects representing the tragedy that day. There are 43 gold stars to represent the individuals lost on United Flight 93, a pentagon shape to represent those lost in Washington, DC at the Pentagon, two towers to represent the Twin Towers and those lost in New York City. At the bottom of the flag are two very key words that sum up what is most important about what we all must do on Sunday during the 10th anniversary… “We Remember.”
While I don’t think the design is anything overly spectacular, I do think it represents 9/11 well and I think it fits in well with the branding of the 9/11 Museum and Memorial Site. You can see here a sticker I received packaged with an item I purchased at the temporary museum during a visit recently.
I have not been able to find any information about who or what firm specifically did the design but once I find out I will update the post to let you know. Was a little disappointed to find that information lacking on every report I have found. It may not be the most important information but I just thought it might show up somewhere. If you happen to know or have found somewhere that gave that information, please share.
The flag is also available for purchase through the Museum Shop with all proceeds going towards the memorial fund and education. To Order: NYS 9/11 Memorial Flag