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  • Universities Receive Failing Grade When Remembering 9/11

    9/10/2012 5:13:39 PM Posted by Ron Meyer

    HERNDON, VA - Young America's Foundation has more than 200 student groups signed up to participate in this year's 9/11: Never Forget Project.

    The 9/11: Never Forget Project-which consists of flag memorials, moments of silence, and candlelight vigils across the country-was started by Young America's Foundation in 2003 when the Foundation noticed that most college and high school campuses were doing little, if anything, to honor the 2,977 innocents murdered on 9/11. Since then, the project has been done on thousands of campuses nationwide.  

    Young America's Foundation President Ron Robinson said, "We started this project in 2003 when 9/11 was still a recent memory. Today's college and high school students were between three and eleven-years-old when our nation was viciously attacked by radical jihadists on September 11, 2001.

    "As students become less personally connected to the events of 9/11, the more important Young America's Foundation's 9/11: Never Forget Project becomes."

    Surprisingly, the same students who are barely old enough to remember 9/11 are the ones now organizing their communities to memorialize the attacks. This year as well as in the past, university administrations have done little, if anything, to commemorate 9/11 on their campuses.

    Or worse, students receive lectures on "social justice" or other politically correct topics. YAF student Rachel Jankowski from the University of Michigan went to a candlelight vigil last year where she says students "were lectured on the hardships Muslims faced in the aftermath of the attacks. Rather than focusing on the victims and their families, it became a forum for minorities to discuss the discrimination and persecution they have faced in the United States over the past ten years."

    Thankfully, students like Rachel are stepping up to lead where their universities have failed.

    Ron Meyer, spokesman for Young America's Foundation, said, "It's up to young Americans to remember those lost on 9/11. If young people are the future, we better start preserving our future history. We certainly can't trust that responsibility to higher education." 

    For further information or to request an interview, please call Ron Meyer at (800) USA-1776. 


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