VU to commemorate 9/11 anniversary with flag tribute

VU students holding and placing small American flags in the grass to create a 9/11 flag memorial.

September 8, 2023

VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University Homeland Security and Public Safety students are holding their annual 9/11 Flag Ceremony on Monday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. (ET) on the Vincennes Campus.

The Eta Sigma Iota student club will create a memorial tribute and place 3,000 flags in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and rescue efforts. The memorial will be located in the grassy area behind Clark Hall at the corner of Indianapolis and 2nd streets.

“The symbolic act serves as a powerful reminder of our collective responsibility to remember and honor those who perished, ensuring their legacy remains alive in our hearts and minds,” Homeland Security and Public Safety Program Chair Louis Caprino said. “Join us as we reflect on the past and pledge to build a brighter future, united in the spirit of remembrance and resilience.”

VU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are invited to participate in this solemn and meaningful occasion to honor the memory of the individuals tragically lost on that fateful day in American history.

The program will also feature distinguished guest speaker Sara Young. She will share her insights and experiences, and provide a valuable perspective on the enduring impact of 9/11.

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