Memorial Flag for Victims of Terrorism
Acorn Growth Companies (Acorn) Oklahoma City World Headquarters is located in the Heritage Building downtown (formerly the Oklahoma City Journal Record Building). This office space is significant to both the company as well as Oklahoma City and the nation as it is also the home of the Terrorism Memorial Flag, a 63-foot long flag that contains the names of nearly 4,000 U.S. citizens who were victims of terrorism since 1970.
Originally housed in the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT), Acorn is now the steward of this important American artifact. The flag is made up of small needlepoint squares. Each one holds the name of a victim from the Oklahoma City Murrah bombing, the 9/11 attacks, and other acts of terrorism.
An army of 1,300 volunteers began working on the project in the wake of 9/11. The flag was eventually donated and mounted to the ceiling in the library of the Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism.