On the 16th anniversary of the devastating terror attacks of September 11, 2001, hundreds of high school and college campuses around the country will participate in Young America’s Foundation’s 9/11: Never Forget Project, becoming sites of meaningful remembrance. The memorials are made up of 2,977 American flags placed on campus, one for each innocent life taken by radical Islamists bent on destroying Americans’ way of life. Since Young America’s Foundation launched the 9/11: Never Forget Project in 2003, more than 9.7 million American flags have been placed in hundreds of memorials, and it has grown to become the largest nationwide campus initiative.

“Giving students a meaningful way to remember the loss our nation suffered and honor those murdered on September 11, 2001 is the main goal of this activism project,” said Young America’s Foundation Spokesman Spencer Brown. “While many schools attempt to push a sanitized, revisionist account of what happened that day, students want to remember those who died and join with hundreds of other schools across the country to boldly show that they haven’t forgotten and that they continue to stand for our freedom that came under attack on September 11.”

Now many students have no memory of where they were when they first saw video of the towers being struck, how they felt seeing icons of America’s greatness turned to rubble. To make matters worse, many schools now push a politically correct agenda on the anniversary of the attacks, revising history to avoid their concerns of offending anyone—a sad phenomenon that happens far too often at our nation’s schools. To address this troubling trend of brushing aside the reality of September 11, 2001, Young America’s Foundation launched the 9/11: Never Forget Project to help students create proper, respectful, and accurate memorials to help their peers remember the lost.

For a full updated list of schools participating in the 2017 9/11: Never Forget Project, click here

For more information on YAF’s 9/11: Never Forget Project or to cover this year’s memorials contact Spencer Brown by phone (800-872-1776) or email (sbrown@yaf.org).

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