September 11, 2018
By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources
WALNUT, CA--Walnut High School students are making sure the school community pauses to remember the 9/11 tragedy.
Volunteers from several clubs on campus gathered Monday after school to place nearly 3,000 American flags on the front lawn.
In total, about 25 students representing Key Club, National Honor Society, Armed Forces, United Med, and Walnut Politics joined the annual project.
They created the 12-foot tall 911 and star with pentagon display with red, white, and blue patriotic markers in about an hour.
“It’s a reminder of a tragic point in United States history,” said senior Ethan Lee who spearheaded this year’s display.
“Each flag represents a life that was lost on 9/11.”
“All of the kids doing this have no memory of the attacks,” commented social studies teacher Brett Landis who has been overseeing the flag display that began in 2011 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
“I didn’t know it would become an annual project,” he added.
“I store the flags in my class and each year a different student steps forward to continue the tradition.”
The flags will be on display at 400 N. Pierre Road in Walnut through the end of the school day on Tuesday.
Walnut High senior Ethan Lee places final American flag on 9/11 display on Monday afternoon.
Walnut High School students create flag display to commemorate anniversary of 9/11 terrorist attacks.