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YAF plants flags for 9/11 memorial

SOFIA LEGASPI

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On Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, nearly 3,000 American flags fluttered on the Campanile lawn in rememberance of those who died.

“The exact number is 2,977 flags that we planted on the field [. . .] to be specific for the amount of people that died in 9/11,” said Lucas Boyer, sophomore political science major and chairman of the UNI chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF), which organized the Never Forget Project.

UNI’s YAF chapter was founded last October. The flags displayed on Sep. 11 were sponsored by their national affiliate and was the chapter’s first major project.

“This was just a memorial,” Boyer said. “Though YAF is a political group, we decided not to politicize this event by sponsoring ourselves other than [saying] the event itself was brought to you by UNI YAF.”

Boyer encouraged those interested in bringing similar projects to UNI’s campus to check out YAF.

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