Today is the eighth anniversary of the horrible September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, one of the worst attacks on domestic soil in American history. We must also not forget the patriots who gave their lives to regain control of United 93 and prevented what could have been an even more devastating attack in Washington, D.C.
Today, we honor our fallen American brothers and sisters who so tragically passed on this solemn day, eight years ago.
GW YAF will be hosting a commemorative event from 9am until 6pm in the Mid-Campus Quad of George Washington University’s Kogan Plaza, located on H Street between the blocks of 21st and 21nd street in the Northwest District of Washington, DC. This powerful event will include 2,977 flags, each one representing a life lost in the attacks as well as a moment of silence at 9:11am. The 9/11: Never Forget Project is a unique opportunity for college activists and average citizens as well as Veterans to show their support for our country, and is sure to be powerful and moving experience.
Sam Theo is the Editor-at-Large of the GWYAF Blog.