College Republicans of WMU honor the victims of 9/11 in a tribute of 2,997 flags
The College Republicans of Western Michigan University would like to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 with a tribute of 2,997 flags, each representing a life lost in the attacks of that day. This tribute will take place all day at the lawn in front of WMU’s Bernhard Center on September 11th.
“It is important to remember this tragedy even six years later,” says Megan Buwalda, Chair of the WMU College Republicans, “these victims are not forgotten.”
The victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks include 246 persons onboard the four planes, 2,602 in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. An additional 24 people remain listed as missing. Among the fatalities were 343 New York City Fire Department firefighters, 29 New York City Police Department officers, and 37 Port Authority Police Department officers. The College Republicans hope that this memorial of 2,997 flags on the front lawn of WMU’s Bernhard Center will be a symbolic tribute of reverence and remembrance to both the victims who lost their lives directly to terror, and those heroes who gave their lives trying to save others from the carnage.
“We invite all members of Western Michigan University and the community to join us in this tribute,” says Buwalda.
The College Republicans of Western Michigan University is a Registered Student Organization whose mission is to actively promote the conservative values and culture that have made the United States of America the greatest nation in the world. Our goal is to fervently campaign at the national, state, local, and campus level in order to further these ideals. Education on our campus concerning the conservative goals of limited government, fiscal responsibility, Constitutional freedoms, strong national defense, secure borders, national sovereignty, and superior personal and family values are of utmost importance to this organization.
The College Republicans' first meeting is to be held Wednesday, September 12th at 9:00pm in the President’s Dining Room of the Bernhard Center. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.