The Sept. 11 memorial on the Quad includes nearly 3,000 American flags.
The Sept. 11 memorial on the Quad includes nearly 3,000 American flags.

Nearly 3,000 American flags are strewn throughout the Humanities Quad today, each representing those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 

The 9/11 Never Forget Project is facilitated by the Young America’s Foundation. 

Eric Bush, from YAF, told WHAS 11 that it was important to remember the lives lost on that day because his generation was too young to “know what it was like before then.”

“Most of us were barely alive when 9-11 happened. It’s something that has impacted almost every facet of our life but it’s something that just feels kind of normal. We don’t really know what it was like before then and nearly 3,000 people died on that day – so it’s important for us to put these flags here to remember those lives. These are actual human beings,” he said. 

 

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Alicia Kelso is editor of UofLNews and UofL Today. She joined UofL in 2015 as communications director of the Brandeis School of Law. Prior, she was the editorial director of foodservice media for Networld Media Group, where her work was featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine. She continues to serve as a contributor for many publications, including QSRweb.com, FastCasual.com and Innovation Leader.