Flags of Honor

Sunday, September 9th, 2007 | All Things, NYC History

The weekend before the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Battery Park was been converted into a NYC 9/11 Memorial Field, seemingly endless rows of nearly 3000 “Flags of Honor”, each bearing the names of those lost on that day.

The Flag of Honor Fund was founded in May 2003 with a mission to donate a framed “Flag of Honor” artist canvas to the next of kin of each victim of 9/11.

Flags representing the 92 nations that lost citizens in the attacks surrounded the Memorial Field.

Flags of Honor

WTC Sphere

New York’s Bravest

I remember eating lunch in front of Fritz Koenig’s bronze sphere on warm, sunny days like this one, back when it was a fixture between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The 25-foot sculpture was recovered from the rubble of the fallen buildings and in March 2002, the heavily scarred piece was relocated to Battery Park and formally rededicated with an eternal flame as a memorial to the victims of 9/11. It will be returned to its original home upon completion of the Freedom Tower project.

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