Donald Plater, left, with Veronica Christensen of the New York Says Thank You Foundation, adds a stitch to the patch with three threads from the original Star-Spangled Banner that was fastened onto the National 9/11 Flag. Plater, a retired colonel in the U.S. Army, is a descendant of Francis Scott Key and the 6th governor of Maryland, George Plater. He was also in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attack.
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