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Cedar Crest College Students Create Striking Memorial to Remember 9/11
Allentown, PA (September 11, 2009)—Members of the Cedar Crest College Republicans spent most of their summer creating a stirring 9/11 memorial for the campus. Today, a massive 24’ by 12’ flag comprised of nearly 3,000 red, white, and blue index cards adorns the lawn outside the campus’ Lee Hall, a remembrance of every person who perished as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. The cards include the victims’ names, age and hometowns.
“We think it’s important to remember those who lost their lives as a result of 9/11,” said Sarajane Sein, a senior English and psychology major from Collingdale, PA. “We put people’s names and ages on the cards because it makes it more personal for those who view it. It really hits home when you see someone your age who perished.”
Cedar Crest College forensic science graduate student Vanessa Gauger, of Portland, ME, added about 9/11: “It seems to be fading from some people’s minds, and we wanted to keep it in people’s minds and be respectful.”
Students covered the memorial with heavy plastic to shield it from the heavy rains today, but the colors of the flag and the names of those who died in 9/11 are clearly visible to all who choose to remember.