Young Americans for Freedom to host 9/11: Never Forget Project

Young Americans for Freedom at UT-Knoxville will start their project on Sept. 10 to help honor those who lost their lives on 9/11.

On Sunday, Sept. 12, the Young Americans for Freedom at UT-Knoxville will host the 9/11: Never Forget Project to help commemorate each victim of the 9/11 attacks.

All students are invited to join YAF-UTK on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. to set up 2,996 American flags to honor those that lost their lives.

“I think it’s so great (to display the flags), because it truly puts it into perspective for students,” Jordan Vines, the Chair for YAF-UTK, said. “The freshmen in college were hardly even in kindergarten when this event occurred, so they don’t realize the scope of it, and I think this really helps them to see and visualize how horrific it was.”

Through this event, Vines hopes students feel a sense of patriotism and allegiance to the United States and wants them to remember the horrific nature of the events.

On Monday, Sept. 11, YAF-UTK will also be tabling on Pedestrian Walkway to help students commemorate the day. Vines said they will be handing out buttons, and she hopes they will help raise awareness for 9/11.

For more information on YAF-UTK or this event, visit their Facebook page.

Featured image by Ryan McGill

Edited by Taylor Owens