Moms for America® is making a road trip to Tennessee for the “9/11 State of Mind” event in Nashville on Sept. 11, 2020.
The event, put on by Remembering 9/11, features the 9/11 Remembered Traveling Memorial, an educational traveling memorial dedicated to honoring the lost souls, rescue workers, search dogs and post-9/11 veterans. The event is usually hosted in the 9/11 tribute in New York City each year, but this year, it is hosting its “Remembering 9/11” event in Nashville, Tennessee, instead. The event will also be livestreamed, making it available for all to participate.
Kimberly Fletcher, a mother of eight and founder and president of Moms for America® (MomsForAmerica.us), a national movement calling on mothers to restore values such as motherhood, marriage, womanhood and patriotism, said, “We are honored to be able to participate in this event, which honors all those whose lives were forever impacted by the horrendous events of Sept. 11, 2001.”
The event features the display of The Ground Zero Flag, now called The Ground Zero Volunteers Flag, the 60-by-30-foot, 92-pound flag displayed in the days following the terrorist attacks, that brought comfort, solace and fortitude to the workers during the difficult cleanup. It is a source of inspiration and hope as it is displayed at various patriotic events each year, especially at the 9/11 Memorial Tribute annually in New York City.
This year, 2020, however, will be different. The Ground Zero Volunteers group found out that the flag cannot be displayed in New York City. Ground Zero Volunteers Flag curator, John Casalinuovo, was told by the new owners of the building (where the flag has been displayed every 9/11 since 2002) that the new Chinese owners of the building were not going to allow the flag to be displayed because they were afraid the building would be burned down. Every year, the New York Police Department sends many police—but this year, police were not allowed to protect the building or the flag, and the flag is considered a “bullseye” for people running rampant through the neighborhood.
When Erick Robertson, founder and CEO of the 9/11 Remembered Project, heard about this along with other 9/11 events that would not be occurring this year, he felt that if New York City weren’t going to do something, he needed to act. So Erick contacted Orange County Choppers, and the “9/11 State of Mind Remembrance,” a virtual online event, came to life. The 9/11 Remembered Traveling Memorial, along with Together for the Good, will be the beneficiaries of proceeds from the event.
‘The 9/11 State of Mind’ Is an Online Virtual Event to:
- Remind America that 9/11 didn’t end in 2001.
- Support suicide awareness and mental health of America’s heroes.
Donations for this event will help support the building of the 9/11 Remembered Traveling Memorial and support the Together for the Good Inc. Foundation mission. Donations will also support the mental wellness of military members, police, firefighters, first responders, veterans, emergency medical service workers and their families with whatever they may need during difficult times.
Sept. 11, 2001, was a major turning point in Kimberly’s life: her husband, Derek, an officer in the United States Air Force, was stationed at the Pentagon, and through a series of miraculous events came home safe that day. The impact of that day created in Kimberly a desire to become actively involved in government and civic responsibility for her children’s sake, leading her to found Moms for America® in 2004.
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SOURCE: Moms for America