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UTEP Remembers September 11
On the eighth anniversary of 9/11, The University of Texas at El Paso commemorates those who were lost in the terrorist attacks.
Members of the student organization College Republicans will place approximately 3,000 miniature American flags on the UTEP Geology Lawn as part of the “9/11: Never Forget Project.” Each flag will represent someone who died during the four attacks that day.
“I want to thank the College Republicans for their work on campus to remember the fallen of September 11,” said Richard Padilla, Ph.D., vice president for student affairs. “We vividly recall the tragic events of that day. The simple act of placing a flag on the Geology Lawn for each person who perished gives visual expression to the feelings of support we have for their families and our commitment to a free and democratic society.”
Organizers will set up the display at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, and it will remain on exhibit until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
“We initiated this project so that we can provide a means for the student body, faculty and staff to remember those who perished on 9/11 and keep the victims in our hearts and prayers,” said Russell Booth, chairman of College Republicans.
More than 1,000 people are expected to walk through the center of campus and view the display.