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New York State September 11 Memorial Flag (U.S.)

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[New York State September 11 Memorial Flag]
image by Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2014
      [New York State September 11 Memorial Flag]
image by Zoltan Horvath, 22 June 2014

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Description of the flag

From the New York Times City Room Blog,

"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled the official New York State Sept. 11 Memorial Flag, which was raised at the State Capitol and will be flown at the entrance to the memorial at the World Trade Center site.

The flag has a deep blue background, and a white silhouette of the twin towers circumscribed by a pentagon. Surrounding the pentagon is a border of 40 yellow stars, representing the people who died when Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. Beneath it all is a simple declaration printed in white type: "We Remember."

"The flag that is being unveiled today is beautiful, and it is powerful," Mr. Cuomo said at a ceremony at the New York State Museum in Albany. "It has all the symbols to tell the full story."

The flag was developed by the governor's office and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, and neither party credited anyone in particular with coming up with its design.

"We consulted with many different people," said Richard Bamberger, a spokesman for Mr. Cuomo. "We had books and books of different designs until we finally came to one that folks from all realms agreed upon and liked, and we find it very powerful."

Replicas of the flag will be sold by the memorial and museum, with the proceeds going to support the memorial's operations and educational programs about the terrorist attacks. Pre-orders are being accepted online."
Dave Martucci, 8 September 2011

There's an official New York State September 11th Memorial Flag, which was unveiled for the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. The flag was unveiled by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. The flag will be raised in honor of the victims of 9/11 and the countless first responders who came from all across the nation to help in the clean-up and recovery efforts. For the 10th anniversary, the flag will be flown at the State Capitol and at the entrance to the memorial at the WorldTrade Center site. The symbols on the flag evoke what was lost on 9/11 and what still endures. The 40 yellow stars represent the fatalities from United Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The five-sided figures represent the Pentagon, where 125 people died. At the center of the flag are the Twin Towers, where the greatest loss of life occurred that day. To view the 9/11 memorial flag, go to The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will also sell replicas of the flag in order to raise funds for the museum as well as to bolster educational programs. The flag will be available on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum

The same flag, but in different color shade (a lighter blue) can also be seen here at the 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2013: and (flag on the right)
Esteban Rivera, 21 June 2014

A 9-11 National Remembrance Flag of Joanne Galvin was previously reported but given the latest flag reported, the New York State 9-11 Remembrance Flag, the article is notable in its attempt to make Galvin's flag the official New York State flag for 9/11.

Other flags have been reported for 9/11 to the mail list and are on the site at or linked from September 11th Commemorative Flags (U.S.)
Steve Shumaker, 9 September 2011