HPU Family Honors Patriot Day with Nearly 3,000 Flags

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 11, 2020 – Today, High Point University students, faculty and staff honored the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, by placing 2,977 American flags in Patriots Plaza. Each of the flags represents one of the people who lost their lives that day.

High Point University students placed 2,977 American flags in Patriots Plaza.

Each year, the 9/11 Never Forget Project is organized by Young Americans for Freedom where students, faculty and staff gather in Patriots Plaza to place nearly 3,000 American flags in the ground.

“This event means so much to me,” said Jacob Maggioncalda, president of Young Americans for Freedom. “We are at a time in our country where the kids that are growing up now were not born before the terrorist attacks occurred. I feel like this has caused people to forget about one of the most tragic events in our nation’s history.”

This year, due to the global pandemic, members of the Young Americans for Freedom asked members of the HPU family to participate by stopping by the plaza for a moment of reflection.

“I believe it is essential that we always recognize 9/11,” said Maggioncalda. “We call this project the ‘9/11 Never Forget Project’ because we refuse to forget the pain and suffering our country went through on this tragic day.”

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