Remember Sept. 11 with this Greater New York Councils tribute patch

This morning President Obama will officially dedicate the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. It opens to the public May 21.

Two years ago this month, I blogged about a special-edition council shoulder patch that the Greater New York Councils created to remember the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the 3,000 who died that day.

I confirmed this morning that the patch, called “A Tribute in Light,” is still available for purchase.

It 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.

Scouters across the country were understandably shaken by the tragedy of 9/11, and many were interested in adding this patch to their collection after I first blogged about it in 2012. If you’d like one for your collection, 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.


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Bryan Wendell, an Eagle Scout, is the founder of Bryan on Scouting and a contributing writer.