Connecticut honors flag that survived NY's 9/11 attack

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy adds a stitch during a  stitching ceremony of the National 9/11 Flag at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford as Carolyn Deters, right, of Glenwood, Iowa, a flag tour events manager of the National 9/11 Flag Tour looks on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy adds a stitch during a stitching ceremony of the National 9/11 Flag at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford as Carolyn Deters, right, of Glenwood, Iowa, a flag tour events manager of the National 9/11 Flag Tour looks on Tuesday, June 14, 2011.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An American flag repaired after it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York arrived in Hartford for a Flag Day ceremony.

The National 9/11 Flag restoration ceremony was held today at the Old State House in Hartford.

Two days after the attack, the flag was found on scaffolding at a building facing the wreckage of the World Trade Center. It was later stitched back together by tornado survivors in Kansas.

It has toured the 50 states where fabric from U.S. flags that were to be retired was instead stitched together and added to the flag. A retired Connecticut flag has flown over the state Capitol.

The completed flag will be part of the National September 11 Memorial Museum being built at the World Trade Center.

Kathryn Cross, left, whose son, Tyler Connely, a U.S. Navy Law Enforcement Specialist, K-9 & Training Seal, was killed in 2002 while on a night patrol in Grindavik Highway near Keflavik, Iceland, wipes away tears prior to adding a stitch, during a stitching ceremony of the National 9/11 Flag at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Cross is comforted by Carolyn Deters, right, of Glenwood, Iowa, a flag tour events manager of the National 9/11 Flag Tour. The flag was destroyed in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, and stitched back together by disaster survivor volunteers in Greensburg, Kansas.
Kathryn Cross, left, whose son, Tyler Connely, a U.S. Navy Law Enforcement Specialist, K-9 & Training Seal, was killed in 2002 while on a night patrol in Grindavik Highway near Keflavik, Iceland, wipes away tears prior to adding a stitch, during a stitching ceremony of the National 9/11 Flag at the Connecticut Old State House in Hartford Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Cross is comforted by Carolyn Deters, right, of Glenwood, Iowa, a flag tour events manager of the National 9/11 Flag Tour. The flag was destroyed in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, and stitched back together by disaster survivor volunteers in Greensburg, Kansas.

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