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2,996 American flags placed at Elmira College in remembrance of 9/11



Elmira, New York – Students, faculty, and staff from Elmira College lined the campus with American flags Friday morning with help from the Elmira fire and police departments, in honor of those lost in the September 11 attacks.

Those placing the flags gathered early on Friday to be ready to place flags into the ground the moment the first attack happened.

At 8:46 a.m. work began in placing nearly 3,000 flags along Park Place to memorialize all those lost in the attacks.

For at least eight years, this tradition has been done yearly at the college, with officials saying that doing the event brings the community together.