Concordia University students plant 2,977 flags in honor of 9/11 victims

NOW: Concordia University students plant 2,977 flags in honor of 9/11 victims

MEQUON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- It's a simple display, but a powerful one.

Almost 3,000 flags now line a road at Concordia University in Mequon, in tribute to the victims of the terror attacks on Sept. 11.

Two days before the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Concordia students planted 2,977 flags, one representing each victim.

Grant Fox, who's a senior, says this is not only to raise awareness among students and others, it's also a gesture of unity.

"First, we're Americans. You know, I feel like these days you're either Republican or Democrat, but I think we should come together as Americans and figure out what can still unite us as a country. Like our flag be one of the biggest things, our national identity," Fox said.

Organizers of the memorial plan to hand out 9/11 pins to students on Friday, Sept. 10.

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