Students observe a lawn of U.S. flags south of Parks Library on Monday, the 22nd anniversary of a terrorist attack against the United States that killed several thousand office workers, air travelers, and fire and police officers. The display contained 2,977 American flags, one for each innocent person who died in the four hijacked airplane attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
This display and others like it are sponsored each September by Young America's Foundation, an organization for young conservatives. Since 2003, student chapters of Young Americans for Freedom have hosted the 9/11: Never Forget Project on their campuses. ISU chapter president Donald Miller said it took a half dozen members about two hours to plant the field of flags Monday morning.