Accession Number: C.2016.151.81
Dimensions: 5 ¼ in diameter
Dimensions (Metric): 12.7 cm diameter
Credit Line: Gift of Margie (Marjorie) Miller
Embroidered patch for Home Ground with an image of the Twin Towers, rendered as an American flag, a Maltese cross on the left for the Fire Department, and a shield on the right for the Police Department. Below the towers is an embroidered Star of Life symbol for the Emergency Medical Service. Text embroidered in yellow, against a blue background, reads: "HOME GROUND | 911 | WTC RESCUE & RECOVERY WORKERS OUTREACH | SOUTH NASSAU COMMUNITIES HOSPITAL."
Home Ground was a support organization for first responders who worked actively on 9/11 and for rescue and recovery workers who participated in the recovery efforts after 9/11. Hosted by the World Trade Center Family Center in Rockville Centre, Long Island, Home Ground was one of the first groups to provide targeted support for the recovery worker community.