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National 9/11 Flag To Visit Southport July 3rd

The National 9/11 FlagJune 28, 2011 - Southport, NC - On Sunday afternoon, July 3rd, St. Philip’s and Brunswick County residents will wrap our communal arms around the family of Joan and Dick Stewart, in a ceremony to bless the NATIONAL 9/11 FLAG and honor their son Richard, who lost his life in the World Trade Center. The story of this American flag tattered in the ruins on this unspeakable day yet stitched back to life in towns and cities all across America ,is a stunning story of hope and unity in the phrase cherished by the Stewarts, “one nation under God, indivisible…” .

The flag will be flown to the Raleigh-Durham Airport on Sunday morning, then escorted by retired New York Fire Department members, and honored from overpasses along the route. The extensive cavalcade of vehicles and motorcycles will arrive at the Southport Memorial Park on Hwy 211 where Richard Stewart is laid to rest.

To quote the Stewart’s daughter Susan: “The blessing (of the flag) is a way of demonstrating the family’s commitment to unity…encouraging everybody to remember that whatever their beliefs, we are all, first and foremost, Americans."

The ceremony arranged by the Stewarts begins at the NEW TIME of 4:30. It is open to the public and attendees should bring folding chairs and come early. Representatives from Interfaith Fellowship will participate and local leaders of the Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist communities are also invited.



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