GAC College Republicans to Honor Victims of 9/11
Flag Memorial Part of Nationwide Effort to Remember the 2,977 People Murdered
St. Peter, MN: The College Republicans of Gustavus Adolphus College and Young America's Foundation will cosponsor the 9/11: Never Forget Project, a massive flag display held at Minnesota Square Park on September 11, 2008 to remember each person killed in the attacks. GAC College Republicans president Carla Shutrop said, "The victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 should be honored. We have put together this memorial as a fitting tribute."
Shutrop and her group will place 2,977 American flags in the ground, one for each individual who was murdered in the attack. As part of the program, the College Republicans are also sponsoring a campus and community wide vigil in honor of the victims. The program will start at Eckman Mall at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7:30 pm with a procession to Minnesota Square Park where the vigil will take place.
Shutrop said, "We are proud to lead the effort to remember those lost on that day. While it was seven years ago, the memory should never fade from our nation. We call on all individuals within the campus community, and the community at large, to participate."
Young America's Foundation's 9/11: Never Forget Project is part of a nationwide program on college and university campuses. This year, more than 180 campuses are participating and this program is the first and largest nationwide campus initiative to honor the victims of 9/11.
As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement for 37 years, Young America's Foundation introduces thousands of young people to conservative ideas through national conferences, campus lectures and activism programs, internships, and seminars at the Reagan Ranch and the Reagan Ranch Center. Young America's Foundation preserves the Reagan Ranch as a premier presidential property and a tribute to Ronald Reagan's life and ideas.