GroundZeroVolunteersFlag.org

Honor, community, unity - since 2002.

Born September 2001 in Lower Manhattan…

Ground Zero Volunteers Flag (gzvf) is a group of strangers who became family while volunteering following the darkest morning in American history.

After the September 11th terrorist attacks, people flocked to the ruins of the Twin Towers and several other destroyed buildings to offer help in any way possible. Providing aid based on each volunteers individual set of skills, many worked tirelessly among First Responders, New York's Finest and Bravest.


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Honor, community, unity - since 2002

Ground Zero Volunteers Flag, originally known as The Ground Zero Flag was founded in 2001 by a few New Yorkers volunteering at Ground Zero. Made and donated by Valley Forge Flags of Pennsylvania, The Flag is 60' X 30' and weighs 92lbs. It was first displayed on 1 Liberty Street, known also as Brooks Brothers Building September 22, 2001 for approximately two months (due to repairs beginning on the damaged building). The Flag assisted in strengthening the fortitude those who responded to the most devastating attack to occur on American soil.


Origins & Past

THE GROUND ZERO FLAG THEN

Since 2002, The Flag has been presented for various causes all around New York; including but not limited to: Horse Soldier Dedication, USS New York, USS Intrepid, The New York City Veterans Day Parade, Bronx Veterans Day Parade, Cyclone Stadium, Mets Stadium a.k.a City Field, Salute to America, Band of Pride/Stand Up America Tribute, and the annual September Tribute in Chinatown, NYC. The Flag that fortified and united so many people over the years was retired in 2011 due to historical reasons. Thus the group's name officially changed from The Ground Zero Flag to Ground Zero Volunteers Flag in honor of the original Flag's retirement.

It's the "end of an era" but it's not the end of our traditions.

The bonds formed by Ground Zero volunteers of all walks of life are truly unique and unbreakable...That's why 92lbs of cotton hasn't altered that.


The Present & Future

GROUND ZERO VOLUNTEERS FLAG NOW

Each year our Ground Zero family grows and we're honored to continue these traditions with our new 60' X 30', 90lb Flag to this day.

Our group's new Flag was thankfully provided again by Valley Forge Flags.

We'd like to give a special thanks to Unifuse for beautifully crafting and donating our custom made Flag case in spring of 2011. It makes makes transporting our Flag to events quicker, simpler and easy.

God Bless Our Veterans and God Bless The United States of America.


The STORE IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN!

NEED A T-SHIRT?

Ground Zero Volunteers Flag hosts and participates in various events throughout the year. Please, if you need a t-shirt for one of our upcoming events or for any other reason - Continue the tradition of tribute by shopping in our store. Help highly rated "1st Responder & Veteran" Charities with every purchase made 🇺🇸💗🇺🇸

Hand In Hand, Strong We Stand × Together We Band, Across This Great Land…


GroundZeroVolunteersFlag.Org

HONOR × COMMUNITY × UNITY

Since September of 2002, our group of volunteers, responders and family members have united annually in tribute of those killed 9/11, as well as in tribute to those lost due to the events stemming from September 11, 2001. What began as a way of mourning and coping with the experiences at Ground Zero, evolved into a yearly gathering for those who “answered the call”…


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