The Xavier University academic mall will be covered with thousands of flags in memory of the people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This is the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in which many lost their lives.
The display is coordinated and set up each year on the Academic Mall by Xavier’s College Republicans. Each year, they place about 3,000 flags representing everyone that perished, which in addition to the American flag, includes flags from over ten different countries. This year, College Republicans will also play music in between classes to raise awareness.
"We hope this serves as a reminder that we must never forget,” says College Republicans Chairman Steve Newsome. “We also believe this display is a small yet sentimental way to honor the victims and their families, whom we keep in our prayers every single day. We also hope that this display evokes a sense of patriotism in all Americans and keeps us all united toward a common goal of peace in our land." This is the largest display on a college campus in the State and has been listed as a "must-see" three years in a row.
A quiet memorial Mass sponsored by Campus Ministry will be held at Bellarmine Chapel on the University campus on Tuesday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. Following Mass, a memorial walk will take place around Xavier’s campus and the 9/11 memorial display.