Post updated on June 5. See below.
OK, this is really nice.
The Greater New York Councils created the special-edition council shoulder patch seen above to commemorate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The patch, called “A Tribute in Light,” depicts the real-life Sept. 11 memorial displayed in New York each year. The twin beams of light shine from dusk on Sept. 11 through dawn the next day and can be seen for 60 miles.
It’s the first in the councils’ “Big Apple Series,” which is an annual “council shoulder patch series capturing the essence and world famous landmarks of the greatest city in the world.”
I love New York, and so I’m excited to see which landmark the councils showcase next. But it’s only fitting that they start with this moving tribute both to those who were lost and to those who are still healing from that terrible tragedy.
If you want one of these patches, read on to learn how to buy your own.
How to order
First, know that there are two versions of the patch.
The one seen above sells for $7 (shipping included). Then there’s another with the words “Never Forget” in ghosted script at the bottom. That one is $15 (shipping included).
Win one of mine
Update (June 5): The contest is closed. If you didn’t win, see above to order one.
Of the nearly 250 entries, there were seven randomly selected winners.
Thanks to everyone who shared their words. I read everything, and was truly moved.
And thanks to Dave Swartz for sending me a total of SEVEN patches.
Here are the winners. If your name is listed here, I’ll be sending you an email to get your mailing address. Check your spam if it doesn’t make it through!
Regular patch (5): Jen Reid, Marian Walters, Scott Williams, J. Michael McKinney, and Chris King
“Never Forget” ghost patch (2): Bill Ruth and Stephanie Schwarz