Children’s Book ‘30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag’ Tells Little Known Story of Iconic Flag’s Restoration

Twenty years ago, the United States watched a tragedy unfold when the World Trade Center was attacked. 30000 Stitches

Among the many memorable images of September 11, 2001, one in particular has endured—the 30-foot American flag that hung torn and tattered over Ground Zero.

The flag was later taken down to avoid further damage. However, unknown to many, it was brought out of storage in 2008 and sparked a grassroots restoration effort that traveled more than 120,000 miles across all 50 states.

Author Amanda Davis tells the story in the children’s book ‘30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag.’ The book chronicles the flag’s restoration, and the subsequent healing of the country.

The four’s Xavier Hershovitz caught up with Davis ahead of the 9/11 remembrances Saturday. Watch their conversation above.

To learn more about the book, click here. 

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