When Boy Scout Troop 630 held a flag ceremony to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they used a special “9/11 Flag of Honor” manufactured by Annin Flagmakers. The names of those who died that day serve as the flag’s stripes. Troop leader Giannine Morris presented the Flag of Honor to my family as a tribute to my cousin, Captain Terence S. Hatton FDNY.
During my trip to Washington last month, I saw the broadcast antenna that sat atop the World Trade Center. It is on display inside the Newseum. They also had several 9/11 items in their FBI-themed exhibit, including cell phones recovered from the site.
As a member of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association, I had the opportunity to tour a museum inside FBI Headquarters. Their 9/11 exhibit included the car that some of the terrorists left parked at Dulles Airport. Another area of the display had a photo montage of the victims and an alphabetical list of their names, where I found my cousin listed.