make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Local heroes put stitch in National 9/11 Flag


SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) -- Some local heroes got a chance to be a part of the National 9/11 Flag during the NC 4th of July Festival in Southport today.

The flag is currently on a journey across America, where local service heroes and the public will be given the chance to stitch the flag back to its original 13-stripe format.

The stitching made for a very special afternoon in Southport.

"This is probably the biggest single day in the history of the Town of Southport since it was chartered actually," Sen. Bill Rabon (R-8th District) said. "This is the only stop that this flag is going to make in North Carolina, and it has come to Southport on the day of our independence, and of course Southport is the home of the North Carolina 4th of July Festival, so it's just altogether fitting that we could have it here today, and I think it's a day we'll never forget."

The flag visited Southport thanks to the efforts of Joan and Dick Stewart of St. James. They lost their son on 9/11.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.