Memorial at UM to commemorate 15th anniversary of 9/11

Kim Kozlowski
The Detroit News

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, a student group at the University of Michigan has organized a memorial that will feature 2,977 American flags on campus to remember every life lost that day.

The 911: Never Forget Project will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Diag, in the heart of UM’s Ann Arbor campus.

The event is hailed as the largest nationwide campus activism project, with groups at more than 200 colleges and universities participating in the project each year.

It will be presented locally by UM’s Young Americans for Freedom, in collaboration with Young America’s Foundation.

“Many freshmen at the University of Michigan were too young to remember the 9/11 terrorism attacks and their significance,” said Grant Strobl, a UM junior and chair of the university’s Young Americans for Freedom. “This project serves as a memorial, and a reminder that our country is still at risk of Islamic extremism.”