Since 2003, more than 12 million flags have been placed in the ground as part of YAF’s iconic project.

Young America’s Foundation is proud to organize the 9/11: Never Forget Project on hundreds of campuses across the nation this week. Through this initiative, the largest nationwide campus activism project of its kind, students at schools across the country create displays featuring 2,977 American flags to remember those murdered at the hands of radical Islamists. 

Even though this year’s college freshmen had not yet been born at the time of the attacks, students across the nation are still motivated to commemorate the anniversary. 

The project has taken a life of its own since the launch in 2003, with many schools and communities independently setting up flag displays to commemorate the victims.

Joining campus displays across the country, Young America’s Foundation will also set up 2,977 flags on the National Mall on Saturday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. ET – a dramatic sight just steps from the United States Capitol. Similar displays will be constructed at the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon, IL and on the shores of Santa Barbara, CA.

If it weren’t for these displays, most schools would ignore the anniversary of September 11. The Biden administration has even put America at risk of another terror attack, after abandoning Afghanistan and allowing for the Taliban to take control of the country. After 13 troops recently lost their lives to radical Islamic terrorists in Kabul, it is more important than ever to demand our leaders never forget who the real enemy is, and that they take the necessary steps to protect America and the world.

“Our country was forever changed after the events of 9/11,” said YAF President Governor Scott Walker. “Every student younger than 20 years old in this country was born after 9/11. As schools and public officials across the country attempt to sanitize the tragic attacks, we need to remind the next generation of what happened, who did it, and why they did it.”

This September marks 20 years since the tragic terror attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.  YAF activists understand the significance of 9/11 and hope to raise awareness about the importance of eradicating terrorism, especially as threats, including the Taliban and ISIS, continue to rise around the world.

“This year’s anniversary carries extra significance, and students are eager to participate in this project,” noted YAF Spokeswoman Kara Zupkus. “While the Biden administration seems to forget the real threat of radical Islamic terrorism, students are prepared to educate their peers and ensure we never forget the lives lost.”

A list of this year’s participating schools:

Amplus Academy
Angelo State University
Angleton High School
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Ave Maria University
Baker High School
Barry University
Beekmantown High School
Blessed Trinity
Bloomsburg Area Highschool
Bossier Parish Community College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University – Idaho
California State University – Los Angeles
Camden Central High School
Canisius College
Carthage College
Cary Christian School
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
Cheyenne Mountain High School
Clovis Community College
Colgan High School
College of Lake County
College of the Ozarks
College Station High School
Colorado Christian University
Columbus State Community College
Concordia High School
Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Wisconsin
Cornell University
Dallas Baptist University
Davidson College
Dayton Christian High School
DePaul University
DeSales University
Dordt University
Dove Science Academy High School
Dr. John Horn High School
Drexel High School
Edina High School
El Camino College
Ely Memorial High School
Faith Christian School
Family Christian Academy
Fauquier High School
Florida International University
Floyd B. Buchanan
Founders Classical Academy Frisco
Framingham High School
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Frontier High School
George Mason University
Georgia Institute Of Technology
Gettysburg College
Grand Canyon University
Guerin Catholic High School
Harrison High School
Hart High School
Heartland Lutheran High School
Hedgesville High School
Hillsdale College
Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Southeast
Iowa State University
Jefferson Preparatory High School
Jenks High School
John Brown University
King’s Ridge Christian School
Lake Howell High School
Lancaster Baptist School
Lee’s Summit North High School
Liberty University
Linden High School
Lipscomb University
Loyola Marymount University
Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School For Girls
Marian University of Indiana
Marshall County High School
Marymount School of New York
McGavock High School
Mercy High School Burlingame
Miami Dade College
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
Mountain Home High School
Mt San Antonio College
North Andrew R VI
North Greenville University
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School
Oakland University
Ottawa High School
Owen Valley Community High School
Oxford High School
PA Lady Steel Softball
Pacific High School
Penn State University Harrisburg
Pinecrest High School
Polk State College
Ponca City Chamber of Commerce
Portland High School
Potomac Falls High School
Ramona High School
Riverside STEM High
Rockwall-Heath High School
Rocky Mountain College
Saint Louis University-Main Campus
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
SAR High School
Saugus High School
Sebring High School
Selma High School
Simi Valley High School
Sissonville High School
South Hadley High School
South Iredell High School
South Johnston High School
Southern Methodist University
St John Vianney High School
St.Clair High School
Stoney Creek High School
Sugar Hill Christian Academy
Summit Christian Academy
Sundance High School
Syracuse University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
The Academy of Snohomish
The Covenant School
The King’s Academy
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Thomas University
Trinity High School
Union University
University of Buffalo
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Denver
University of Dallas
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland – College Park
University of Miami
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Georgia
University of North Texas
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Redlands
University of South Carolina – Columbia
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of the Pacific
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin – Stout
University Of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Villanova Prepratory School
Virginia Tech
Wabash College
Wake Forest University
Warrensburg Latham High School
Washington and Lee University
Wayne Community
Wayne State College
Webb School Knoxville
West Virginia University
Wheaton Academy
Winnisquam Regional High School
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Xavier Charter School
Zion Lutheran


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