Middlebury’s Kristen Farrell had a role in the restoration of a flag that flew near the World Trade Center Sept. 11. The flag will be part of a permanent exhibit in the National Sept. 11 Memorial Museum in New York City once the restoration process is completed. Farrell’s contribution was but one stitch in the 20-foot-by-30.5 foot piece of fabric, but a much larger contribution of national pride was made as she completed that stitch. The terrorist attack also has a personal connection to Farrell as her cousin was a senior flight attendant about American Airlines Flight 11 which flew into the North Tower of the Trade Center. “I do know she helped a lot of people during those scary moments; she was a hero,” Farrell says of her cousin. The flag is scheduled to visit all the states, under the supervision of Fire Department of New York officials and volunteers of the New York Says Thank You Foundation.