(PRWEB) February 22, 2006
A 9/11 five-year anniversary patch will be released from the National Firefighters 9/11 Memorial Patch Web site on March 1, 2006. This patch is a tribute to those who gave their lives on 9/11 and to those who continue to risk their lives daily.
Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will be donated to three specific funds relating to fire and EMS, police and military non-profits. The patch follows the successful three-year run of the 9-11 Patch, which features a single firefighter holding an axe. This patch was sold to more than 3,500 organizations worldwide. All the patch proceeds were donated to the UFA Widows and Children’s Fund of the FDNY.
The 9/11 Patch has an American flag backdrop, with three figures rising above the World Trade Center towers. The figures are that of a soldier, a firefighter and a police officer. The words, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET,” are inscribed at the bottom of the patch, which is outlined in black.
The new five-year patch is designed to be worn on the uniforms of firefighters, paramedics, police officers and soldiers as a sign of unity. The patch is meant to equally represent and be worn by all emergency service workers and soldiers. The design comes from Brett Hill, firefighter and founder of the National Firefighters 9-11 Memorial Patch; Mikel Bullis, retired firefighter, host and Web designer for the project Web site; and Bryan Russell, firefighter and founder of DateAHero.com.
The patches are available from the“9/11 Patch Project,” which was created to remember all those who gave their lives on 9/11 and all those who continue to risk their lives daily. The patch is professionally produced by a San Diego company called Pacific Sportswear. The patches are sold for $5.25 each and can be ordered directly from the website at http://firefighting.org/9-11patch.
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