Cadets establish memorial to 9-11 terror attack victims
For the fourth year, members of The Citadel Republican Society have set up the 9/11 Never Forget Project on campus.
Young America's Foundation began the program in 2003 to commemorate the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. The 9/11: Never Forget Project is the largest student activist initiative on September 11, reaching more than 214 campuses nationwide.
"This year Cadet John Dominey suggested that we setup the memorial along the Avenue of Remembrance," said Republican Society President Cadet Stephen Munoz. "For the project this year we also distributed 'Never Forget' posters and pins.
Avenue of Remembrance is considered sacred because it is along this street that The Citadel's war dead are memorialized.
"Our goal with this project is for cadets, faculty, staff and visitors to stop and take a moment to reflect on the tragic events of September 11, 2001," Munoz said. "The flag memorial sends a strong message to everyone - we will never forget."
The Citadel’s “Never Forge"t project was supported by contributions from Young America’s Foundation and generous support from Citadel alumni.
Numerous cadets were involved in placing the flags: Marissa Fowler, Steven Munoz, Adam Bruneau, Eric Jarrell, John Dominey, Sutton Ward, Mike Garofolo, Joshua Wilson, Seth Burris, Byrce Hilton, Kory Hood, Eric Sanderlin, Mark Carpenter, E.J. Haught and Samuel Sbalbi.