Bob Jones University is commemorating the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with a display of American flags at the front of the campus.
BJU students began setting up the flags today near the school’s Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance today. Each flag represents one of the 2,977 victims — from 115 countries — who perished in the terrorist attacks.
In addition, two light beacons will represent the World Trade Center towers and a wall of remembrance will feature the names of those who died. A piece of steel girder from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City will be publicly displayed in the University’s Welcome Center, located near the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance to the campus.
“Fifteen years ago, the world was forever changed by the attacks on 9/11,” said BJU president Steve Pettit. “It is my hope that these displays will honor those who lost their lives that horrific day in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, Pa.”
The display will remain in place through Sept. 15. The Welcome Center lobby is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.