Students around the country are working hard to remember the 2,977 people murdered ten years ago on September 11, 2001. More than 270 college and high schools have started to set up their American flag memorials consisting of one American flag for each of the victims.
Here is a list of links of local news stories covering students’ efforts as part of the 9/11: Never Forget Project. We will continue to add more links as they become available.
Marshall County HIgh School (KY)
“September 11 is such a poignant memory,” said Matthew Monos, a junior and member of the school’s National Honor Society. “The attacks have always meant a lot to me.”
On Thursday afternoon, he and fellow honor society members will lay 2,977 flags on campus grounds, one for each 9/11 victim. There will also be a schoolwide moment of silence on Friday morning. Read the rest of the article here.
The memorial is part of a series of 9/11 events the group is organizing that are open to the public:
National Security Lecture: Former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Marc Thiessen, will discuss national security in the country today. Are we vulnerable to another attack? The lecture will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the LeCraw Auditorium at the Georgia Tech College of Management on West Peachtree Street
Students at John Carroll University will remember the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in a special way—with a display of 2,997 American flags, one representing each person who lost their life that day. The “9/11: Never Forget Project” is being organized by student group The John Carroll Conservatives.
ANNVILLE, PA (08/31/2011) Lebanon Valley College Conservatives will host the 9/11 Never Forget Project on Sept. 11 to honor all who perished on that solemn day. Students will create a 2,977-flag memorial on the academic quad, one flag for every life lost.
In addition to the flag memorial, they will be offering a “Sponsor-a-flag” initiative where for a dollar donation, visitors can have their name written on a label and affixed to a flag in the display. All donations will go to the to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
Over Labor Day weekend, 2,977 American flags were posted in the grass on Tennessee Tech University’s Main Quad to honor the victims of Sept. 11, 2001.
There will be a short dedication ceremony at 11:15 a.m. Sept. 8 on the quad, sponsored by the TTU Alumni Association, along with Kaylee Marie Radzyminski, founder of Tunes 4 the Troops and Mark Ochsenbein, director of Student Activities.
University of Dayton
Check out this news report.
Every year for the past three years the Texas Aggie Conservatives have come together to honor each victim of 9/11 with a flag to show we will never forget.
The project was started by Justin Pulliam, a Texas Aggie Conservative officer and former chairman, in 2008 when he felt that the University needed to do something every year to honor the Americans who lost their lives.
“The inspiration for this project came from a national organization called Young America’s Foundation,” Pulliam said. “I was at their summer conference and they were going over this project that hundreds of schools across the country do, and I thought we needed to do this at A&M; this seems pretty important.”
Pulliam said the project started with just 2,977 flags to represent each victim, but has since grown to include and honor everyone who was affected. There are also flags at the event for anyone willing to come out and place one.