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Friday, September 12, 2008

Students remember 9/11

Around 3,000 small American flags were placed in the lawn next to the Park Library on the campus of Central Michigan University in honor of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. About 3,000 people were killed in the attacks on New York, Washington and rural Pennsylvania.
Derek Gainsforth of Bay City said it took him and other students about an hour and a half to place the memorial.

Central Michigan University students Amanda Brown, left, of Scottville and Hillary Weaver of Northville walk along the student placed Sept. 11 memorial on campus. Many of today's students were in junior high school when the attacs happened seven years ago.
“I think a lot of people forget,” Brown said. “It’s cool someone would take the time to remember.”

Sun photographs by RYAN EVON


Blogger Jacqueline said...

I walked by this display on my way to class yesterday and was very moved. I sat for a while by the display and talked to other people and we reminisced about where we were when we heard about the attacks and some even told stories about their friends and family members who died in the attacks.

I am glad to see that The Morning Sun posted this article. I opened the campus paper this morning, hoping to read comments by some of the people I spoke to, but shockingly there wasn't even a mention of this memorial.

Thank you to Mr. Gainsforth and his friends for putting this up and thank you to The Morning Sun for writing this article. I hope this memorial will still stand proud and strong next year.

1:51 PM 

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