Kevin Held – Playing Patriotic Anthems

The September 11th attacks in 2001 were some of the worst the United States has seen in modern history. It is a date that no one who lived through it will forget—there is a common question, “do you remember where you were when the towers fell?” Memorials have sprung up in cities all over the country and in many different forms.

Kevin Held was one American who felt a duty to memorialize in the victims of the September 11th attacks in a unique and interesting way. The project he started and has overseen is the 9/11 Memorial Quilt. This project was enthusiastically embraced by classrooms, police departments, church groups, and businesses all over the United States of America. The idea behind the 9/11 Memorial Quilt is that each of these groups would buy and decorate a king-sized white sheet dedicated to one of the thousands of victims of the September 11th attack. The end goal is to have these hundreds and hundreds of sheet-pieces sewn together to make a quilt the size of twenty-five football fields. This is Kevin Held’s dream—to present that memorial quilt to the sitting President and have multiple high school bands simultaneously playing patriotic anthems.

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