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2,977 American Flags to be placed at the University of Michigan to commemorate the 13th Anniversary of 9/11

September 8, 2014 - Ann Arbor, MI – The recently founded Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Michigan is proud to announce that they are sponsoring the 9/11: Never Forget Project in Ann Arbor this September 11, 2014 on the University of Michigan Diag. Consisting of 2,977 American flags (each flag representing a life lost on 9/11), the 9/11: Never Forget Project seeks to engage the campus community in uniting to commemorate the occurrences of 9/11, and to honor the memories of those lost in the tragedy 13 years ago.

Young Americans for Freedom Advisor Rachel Jankowski says, "The 9/11: Never Forget Project is an annual chance for the University of Michigan community to come together and reflect on the attacks that happened 13 years ago. The students at this University were young children when the attacks occurred, but the effects have lingered for the majority of their lives. This memorial gives us perspective and serves as a remembrance for the 2,977 people killed that fateful day to ensure their memory lives on.” 

Grant Strobl, board member on Young Americans for Freedom board of governors and chairman of the University of Michigan chapter, says “Many freshman were only four years old when the 9/11 attacks happened. This event serves not only as a memorial of the innocent lives lost, but it is also a reminder of the threat to freedom that still exists to this day.”

 The Young Americans for Freedom sponsor the project in the belief that the events of 9/11 transcend political ideology and give cause for all members of the university, students and faculty alike, to unite and ensure that those whose lives were taken from us 13 years ago were not taken in vain, but serve as a lasting reminder of the importance of protecting our freedom.

What:    2,977 American Flag Memorial to commemorate each victim of 9/11

When:   September 11, 2014

Where:  University of Michigan Diag, Ann Arbor

Time:     Setup: 7:00 AM, flags will be displayed from 8am-8pm

For more information please contact:

Samantha Audia, Media Outreach

(734) 787-1916

saudia@umich.edu

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