Students Honor Sept. 11th Victims with Flag Display

By: AP
By: AP

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech freshman Jonathan Loesch says he is not usually drawn to patriotic events, but when walking by the school's September 11th flag memorial today, he saw something that moved him to take action.

As a way of remembering the victims of the terror attacks, Georgia Tech students organized a display of two thousand, 996 flags - one for each victim - near the student center on campus.

The flags were sold for one dollar each, with proceeds going to The American Red Cross and relief efforts for victims of another national tragedy, Hurricane Katrina.

As he walked by the display Sunday, Loesch saw one of the small flags had toppled over, and he knelt down to push the flag back into the ground.

Across the state, Georgians are organizing memorials, vigils and ceremonies to remember the fourth anniversary of the terror attacks.

Governor Perdue was scheduled to appear at the Kiwanis Club of Marietta at the Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park Visitor Center. Also, a candlelight peace vigil was scheduled to be held at the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam to mark the anniversary of the attacks and to promote interfaith unity.

WTVY-TV 285 N Foster Street Dothan, AL 36303 334-792-3195
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 1839887 -
Gray Television, Inc.