WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana State University students and faculty teamed up Tuesday to honor the lives that were lost during the 9/11 attacks.
Students and faculty from both schools placed flags at each campus to represent each individual life that was lost. 2,977 total flags were placed.
Many of those that participated in the show of honor were freshmen and sophomores. The majority of that group were not even born before the day of the attack, or were too young to have any recollection of it.
Sarah Mahady, SMWC Director of Alumni Relations, said it is important for the younger generation understand the weight of 9/11 and reflect on it.
“Those students that were helping this morning weren’t even around back in 2001,” Mahady said. “So today was that time to help them remember those lives that were lost.”
Each school split the total number of flags that were placed.