UT Students Remember 9/11 through Memorial Project

Update: The flags have been placed and will remain throughout the day. The campus community is invited to stop by the Humanities amphitheater for a moment of reflection.

In remembrance of those killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, UT will participate in the 9/11: Never Forget Project.

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Students planted 2,977 American flags beside the Humanities amphitheater on on Wednesday in honor of those killed on September 11, 2001.

Members of Young Americans for Freedom, a student-led organization at UT, invite students to join them at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, beside the Humanities amphitheater to construct a memorial of 2,977 American flags. Each flag will represent an individual whose life was lost during the attacks. The memorial will remain in place throughout the day on September 11.

“Unfortunately, many college students and faculty members often overlook September 11’s anniversary. I hope this event will change their perspective on the day and show its true significance,” said Young Americans for Freedom chairman Michael Hensley.

Young America’s Foundation, the sponsor of the event, is the country’s largest conservative outreach organization. Not associated with any political party, the foundation works to advocate for personal responsibility, a strong national defense, traditional values, and free enterprise.

Young America’s Foundation began the Never Forget Project in 2003 to help students across the country properly remember the anniversary of September 11.

C O N T A C T:

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@utk.edu)