September 11th was a day that changed the world as we knew it; Al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon rocked our country to its core. However, through the ashes, American resiliency showed through as people from across the nation joined together to display true American spirit.
Today, community members continue to honor the brave men and women who lost their lives on that fateful day through acts of respect like lowering the flag to half-mast and memorial events dedicated to first responders.
There are many ways Americans can pay respect to the victims of 9/11. Many choose to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum or the memorials in Washington, DC and Shanksville, PA. Whether you’re attending a local 9/11 memorial service or visiting one of the many monuments spread throughout the country, it’s important to remember the impact of the day’s events had and continue to have on our country.
Why It Is Important to Remember 9/11
Prior to 9/11, Americans believed our country was impenetrable to foreign attacks, but everything changed in a moment. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers. Remembering the men and women who ran toward danger instead of away from it is the best way to honor their sacrifice and show pride in our country. At Carrot-Top, we proudly offer memorial 9/11 flags crafted with high-quality, vibrant materials. Our exclusive flags feature custom designs making them the ideal option for your business. Honor the first responders with our Flag of Heroes or our stunning memorial flag featuring the Twin Towers stoically standing inside the Pentagon to showcase your American pride today.
7 Ways Your Business Can Honor and Remember 9/11
There are many ways your business can honor and remember the events of 9/11. At Carrot-Top, we believe in the power of community, which is why we’ve participated in many local 9/11 memorial events and plan to continue in the future. If you’re looking to get involved, consider one or more of the following.
1. Participate in a Run for the Fallen
Run for the Fallen is a collective run honoring our country’s fallen heroes. In 2018, runners from across the nation join together, covering over 6,000 miles throughout 19 states in around 120 days. Carrot-Top supported the town of Kroenwetter, WI on September 8, 2018, and we highly recommend it for any business looking for a fulfilling and enjoyable way to honor 9/11 victims. Learn how to join or support a Run for the Fallen in your area today
2. Do a 9/11 Stair Climb
Every year, first responders from around the nation participate in a 9/11 stair climb, where they climb 2,200 steps in in full firefighter gear, in respect of the heroic acts performed that day. Businesses like yours can get involved too, joining in and attempting this impressive feat. Find a 9/11 stair climb event near you to participate.
3. Take Part in a Volunteer Project
In 2009, Congress officially recognized September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Businesses and citizens are encouraged to do charitable acts in honor of the people who lost their lives. The goal is to change the memory of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks from a tragedy into hope and kindness toward others. You can do any act of service, from cleaning the highway, working in a food bank, or volunteering at a nursing home. Learn more about volunteer opportunities in your area today.
4. Visit a 9/11 Memorial and Museum
The official 9/11 Memorial and Museum is in New York City and features many items from the people who lost their lives when the towers fell. Visitors can view clothing, letters, rubble, and more, bringing the day’s events to life. Another memorial to visit is the Tower of Voices, which stands 93-feet tall in the Pennsylvania field where Flight 93 went down. The tower features 40 wind chimes for the forty passengers and crew on the flight and produces 40 tones as the wind blows through them. If you can’t visit the official memorial sites, you can check out the 9/11 Traveling Memorial, which brings artifacts from the sites to pop-ups across the country.
5. Lowering your Flag to Half-Staff
All businesses should lower their flags to half-staff on official memorial days, including 9/11. Lowering the flag is an easy but impactful way to honor the fallen and show respect for all the victims of these attacks. If you’re not sure which days to lower your flag, Carrot-Top offers a complete half-staff calendar.
6. Fly a First Responder Flag
Businesses can honor first responders by flying a firefighter flag or planting a cemetery flag in honor of fallen firefighters and police officers. At Carrot-Top we offer a wide selection United States of America and first responder flags, including thin red line flags. Our Flag of Heros specifically honors each brave firefighter and police officer who lost their life on that tragic day.
7. Buy a 9/11 Flag
Flying a dedicated 9/11 flag is a great way to honor the victims of the terror attacks at ground zero and the Pentagon. Be sure to choose a high-quality flag that works both indoors and out. Carrot-Top offers a 9/11 Memorial Flag and 9/11 Grave Markers to use to honor these brave heroes. Explore Carrot-Top's complete list of 9/11 flags.
Carrot-Top is Here to Help You Show Your Respect
If you need help choosing the right 9/11 flag for your business, contact a Carrot-Top Flag Pro today! Carrot-Top has produced the highest quality American-made, FMAA-certified flags for over 40 years, crafted by the industries’ most experienced flag makers. We believe in providing exceptional customer service that goes above and beyond, from expert Customer Care Professionals. We turn our passion for quality and our love for America into stunning, vibrant, and durable flags for your business, you can display with pride.