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Flags represent lost lives on South Quad

| Wednesday, September 10, 2014

In commemoration of September 11, 2001, 2,977 flags on South Quad will be displayed to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks.

Sophomore Jack Connors said the flags will be set out the night before and will remain on the Quad until 5 p.m.

“Each one of the flags represents someone who lost their life in the terrorist attacks on 9/11,” Connors said. “They will be east of the flag pole, towards O’Shag.”

Fr. Rocca will lead a prayer service at the memorial at 5 p.m, Connors said.

“There will be a few readings, and then Fr. Rocca will say a few words and bless the flags,” he said.

Connor said the memorial will act as a visible reminder of all those who died in the attacks.

“It was such a significant event in our nation’s history,” Connors said. “It’s been a while now, and people don’t really remember it as much as they really should.

“It’s just a great way to remember all those who lost their lives.”

The memorial is sponsored by the Young Americans for Freedom, a new club beginning the process to gain official recognition from the University and cosponsored by the Federalist Society at Notre Dame Law School.

“The club is a campus education and activism club,” Connors said. “It’s sponsored by a larger national organization, which is Young America’s Foundation. There are close to thirty other colleges who are doing this same event with their help.”

Connors said the flags were donated by both the American Legion in South Bend and Young America’s Foundation.

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