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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jay Lynch, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Cell

Date: June 9, 2011


DOVER Destroyed in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and stitched back together seven years later by tornado survivors in Greensburg, Kansas, The National 9/11 Flag is a living testament to the resilience and compassion of the American people. It is quickly becoming recognized as a modern day version of The Star Spangled Banner, and will be in Dover on June 16, 2011.

Governor Jack Markell, Rita Landgraf, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, and Delaware Adjutant General Major General Frank Vavala will be among those on hand at a "stitching ceremony" during which Delawareans will have the opportunity to help patch the National 9/11 Flag.

WHO: Governor Jack Markell
Rita M. Landgraf - Secretary, DE Dept. of Health and Social Services
Maj. Gen. Frank Vavala - Adjutant General - DE National Guard
WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dover Fire Company
103 S. Governor's Avenue
Dover, DE 19904

For more information, contact Jay Lynch - 302-255-9037 or 302-540-4979.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.