Memorial honoring those killed in Sept. 11 terrorist attacks set up on the academic mall

A flag for each person killed has been planted on the green space, memorial Mass planned for Sept. 11 at 5:00 p.m. | September 7, 2007

Nearly 3,000 small American flags now cover a grassy portion of the University’s academic mall, planted in memory of the people who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial has one flag for each of the 2,995 people lost in the attacks, with the flags representing each person’s home country. There is also a board with information pertaining to the tragedy.

This is the third year for the display, which is set up by the Xavier College Republicans.

“It is a small way that we can pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that tragic day and to those who continue to fight to protect our nation against further attacks,” says Chris Wimsatt, chairman of the College Republicans.

“I am pleased to be a part of remembering those who lost their lives and family members on that dismal day,” adds Stephanie Freytag, College Republicans public relations director.

A memorial Mass sponsored by the University’s student activities council and campus ministry is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Bellarmine Chapel. Following the Mass, a memorial walk is taking place around Xavier’s campus and the 9/11 memorial display.