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
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,
"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.