Kevin Held founded the 9/11 Memorial Quilt project

Posted by Admin / August 10th, 2012

The attacks that occurred in the United States on September 11th, 2001, were amongst the foremost tragedies in American history, right up there with Pearl Harbor. So it is not surprising that even though only two or three areas were immediately effected, people from all over the country wanted to find ways to get involved and to help. From all over the country money and supplies poured in. But after the immediate damage was done, there was still a major question in the minds of every American—how do we make sure this is never forgotten? How do we memorialize the event?

There were many attempts to do so, but very few washed out. Mostly this was because there was no official backing for any effort at the time. The funding and excitement for each individual project seemed to have teetered out over time, not because there wasn’t still an interest from Americans, but because there were so many of these projects.

The 9/11 Memorial Quilt was one of many projects that was started in the wake of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to help people to express their unity in the aftermath. Kevin Held founded the 9/11 Memorial Quilt project. His lack of previous experience in running a non-profit soon caught up with him—he did not mismanage the project, but he didn’t have the experience necessary to reach the finish line. He admits that he tried, but failed, to accomplish a lofty goal whose aim it was to help Americans deal with the grief and tragedy of 9/11.

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