Hello, my name is John Tully Gordon,
I am an Eagle Scout and former member of the Boy Scouts of America from Troop 13 based out of Farmingdale NJ.
About two years ago a family friend came to me with a very special flag that had the names of the nearly three thousand innocent men and
women who had their lives, unjustly, savagely, and tragically cut short on September 11th, 2001. I took this flag and kept it in a safe place until I had determined a proper use for it. On September 11th, 2005 after nearly 3 years of design, planning, and constructing, I completed my Eagle Scout Project, which was the creation of The Farmingdale New Jersey, September 11th, 2001 Memorial.
The Remembrance flag is one of the central features of the memorial I built, and over the course of the past year it has flown high and with true grace to honor the lives of those lost. However a year of exposure has also left the flag somewhat damaged and time has caused its fabric to fray and its ends to become rather tattered.
I hope to replace this flag by September 11th, 2006 and establish a town tradition of raising a new flag each “Patriot Day” on September 11th.
I noticed this email address on the side of the flag that is currently flying, and I am writing to you in request for further information regarding how I may be able to purchase and receive a new Remembrance flag.
This flag is truly something special and will continue to make the Farmingdale Memorial a place for visitors to sit, rest, reflect, and remember.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
John Tully Gordon