Those lost in 9/11 honored in the Quad on 18th anniversary

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UPC volunteers lined the grass of the quad with small flags in rememberance of 9/11 on Wednesday evening, Sept. 10, 2014. (Hannah Hunsinger | The Collegian)

On the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, nearly 3,000 flags will be placed in the Waters Hall Quad to honor each life lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

“UPC started this event in fall 2006 and has carried on this tradition every year,” Siera Shirley, UPC forums co-chair and sophomore in hospitality management, said in a comment. “It’s important to take a moment of self-reflection out of our busy days to recognize the innocent people who lost their lives on this day in 2001.”

The Union Program Council will place 2,997 flags in the Quad, one for each innocent person who died in the attacks.

Tuesday marks the 18th anniversary of the event.

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