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New York council patch serves as a nice tribute to Sept. 11

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).

To order, download the PDF order form or visit this site.

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

249 thoughts on “New York council patch serves as a nice tribute to Sept. 11

  1. My son would love this. He was only 18 months, but I have always shared with him about 9/11. I have a collection of “Where were you” stories so that we never forgets.

  2. What a wonderful way to honor NYC! I grew up across the river from NYC, and remember visiting the towers when they were first built. I’ve started patch collections for my two Eagle scouts, and would love to add this one. I also want to start a collection for my daughter who has joined a Venturing Crew. They are following in their grandfather’s footsteps – he was an Eagle scout and a scoutmaster for a number of years. We now live in Texas, but my younger son was able to visit Ground Zero on a school trip his sophomore year and it made a huge impression on him. He’s decided to join the military, and is currently in ROTC. God bless America!

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to receive these patches. The world need not forget what happened on that tragic day. I’m the assistant Scoutmaster in Troop 4011 out of Weaver, Alabama, we look forward to receiving these patches for our collection. Thanks again.

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