Criminal justice students plant American flags on the lawn of the Niagara University campus to commemorate the lives of the victims of the attacks on 9/11.

Students in Niagara University’s Introduction to Criminal Justice course assisted the university’s BORDER COMMUNITY SERVICE program to place hundreds of American flags on the front lawn of the campus to commemorate the lives of the victims lost during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The project was done in preparation for the university’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Hosted by Niagara University’s Veteran Services Office, area first responders and those impacted by the tragic events of 9/11 will be honored during the ceremony, which takes place at the flag pole between Alumni Chapel and Glynn Hall (formerly St. Vincent’s Hall) on the NU campus. Keynote speaker Master Sgt. Tara Wichtowski will share her experience of being at Ground Zero shortly after the attacks. The event is open to the public.

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