(SANTA CLARITA, CA) June 15, 2009 - Two 9/11 ten-year anniversary patches were released from the 9/11 Patch Project Web site on June 1, 2009. These patches are a tribute to those who gave their lives on 9/11 and to those who continue to risk their lives daily.
Both 9/11 Patches have an American flag backdrop, one with a soldier, a firefighter and a police officer and the other with a single firefighter holding an axe-both figures are rising above the World Trade Center towers. The words, "WE WILL NEVER FORGET," are inscribed at the bottom of the patches, which are outlined in gold.
All the net proceeds will be donated to specific funds relating to fire and EMS, police and military non-profits. The patch follows the successful seven-year run of the 9-11 Patch, which features a single firefighter holding an axe. This patch was sold to more than 5,000 organizations worldwide. All the patch net proceeds and/or merchandise were donated to the UFA Widows and Children's Fund of the FDNY, World-Memorial, The Terry Farrell Firefighter Fund, San Antonio Burned-out Survivors Fund and the Esperanza Firefighters Fund. Today, funds are planned to be disbursed to the Post 911 Foundation, Terry Farrell Firefighter's Fund, Firefighters Quest and the IAFF Burn Foundation.
The new ten-year patches are designed to be worn on the uniforms of firefighters, paramedics, police officers and soldiers as a sign of unity. The patches are meant to equally represent and be worn by all emergency service workers and U.S. soldiers. The designs come from Brett Hill, firefighter and founder of the 9/11 Patch Project; Richard Maljian, retired Police Officer and; Randy Meunitz, with a background of fire-service related sales.
With the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 upon us, Hill believes it is not too soon to begin offering the patches as the 9/11 Patch Project's goal is to have them on the uniformed shoulders of all firefighters, other emergency service and U.S. Military personnel, by the year 2011.
The patches are available from the "9/11 Patch Project," which was created to remember all those who gave their lives on 9/11 and for those who continue to risk their lives daily, to create unity among all emergency service personnel and raise funds for related non-profit organizations. The project is about wearing our hearts on our sleeves and sharing common threads. The patch is professionally produced by a San Diego company called Pacific Sportswear & Emblem. The patches are sold for $3.95 each and can be ordered directly from the website at: http://www.9-11patchproject.org
Contact: Brett Hill