Hosts a Stop of the National 9/11 Flag Tour, May 12
Southern Nevadans are invited to repair the National 9/11 flag with a stitch to represent the state of Nevada
United Way’s Volunteer Center invites Southern Nevadans to participate in the National 9/11 Flag Tour from noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. Encouraging the community to be part of this historic tour, the public is welcome to attend and stitch fabric from a retired American flag onto the National 9/11 Flag.
The National 9/11 Flag Tour encourages all 50 states though a nationwide effort to come together and commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The flag, which was recovered from Ground Zero following the attacks on the World Trade Center will continue to travel across the country. Thanks to The New York Says Thank You Foundation, which sends volunteers from New York City each year on the 9/11 anniversary to help rebuild communities around the country affected by disasters, the historic piece of history will return to New York to reside in the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Thursday, May 12
Noon- 3 p.m.
Historic Fifth Street School
401 S. Fourth St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(Event will be in the auditorium)
As part of the 50-state National 9/11 Flag Tour, United Way’s Volunteer Center encourages Southern Nevadans to nominate people of all ages and backgrounds who display examples of sacrifice and service in the community for a special once-in-a-lifetime flag ceremony with national and local community influential leaders. Local heroes will be reviewed and selected by New York Says Thank You Foundation. The public can submit their nominations at national911flag.org.
For more information or questions please contact [email protected] or call 702.734.2273.
About United Way of Southern Nevada’s Volunteer Center
The Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada (VCSN) is a program of United Way of Southern Nevada that provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities throughout southern Nevada. The VCSN’s mission is to facilitate programs that will improve lives and build a stronger, healthier and safer community by meeting critical community needs and engaging people with volunteer opportunities in collaboration with others. For more information about the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada, or to learn how to become involved, visit uwsn.org/Volunteer.
About United Way of Southern Nevada
United Way collaborates with volunteers, stakeholders and community leaders to uncover key strategies designed to develop community-based solutions to our community’s most pressing health and human service issues. Beyond quick fixes, these strategies are delivering lasting solutions, aligned with benchmarks and achievement standards, to change community conditions. For more information about southern Nevada’s most pressing needs and how United Way’s Community-based Agenda is improving lives, visit uwsn.org/connected.