PHOTO GALLERY: 9/11: Never Forget Project at Columbia Independent School

Thursday, September 8, 2011 | 8:28 p.m. CDT
Columbia Independent School students Lauren Roehlk (left), Nicole Neville, Jacob Tarrant, Lea Shelby and Katherine Gardner stick flags in front of the school in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Thursday. The flags will stay until Sept. 15.

COLUMBIA — Students at Columbia Independent School placed 2,977 flags around their school, one for each 9/11 victim, on Thursday to commemorate the lives that were lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Young America's Foundation started "9/11: Never Forget" in 2003 to remind students to remember terrorist attacks. Matthew Monos, a member of the National Honor Society, brought the project to his school after discovering it during the National High School Leadership Conference this summer in Washington, D.C.


Nicole Neville, vice president of National Honor Society at Columbia Independent School, places one of 2,977 flags in the ground Thursday. "I think it really shows the damage that 9/11 caused," Neville said. "People know the number of how many people died, but I think it is hard to imagine. It will help people remember."

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