GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 6, 2017) – On the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bob Jones University will commemorate the 2,977 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, with a display of American flags at the front of campus.
“Sixteen years have passed since that fateful day in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, which forever changed our country and the world,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “It is my hope that these displays will in a small way help us remember and honor those who lost their lives that horrific day.”
BJU students will set up the flags near the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance to the campus. Each flag will represent one of the 2,977 victims—from 115 countries—who perished in the 2001 terrorist attacks. The students will begin assembling the display Thursday, Sept. 7, and it will remain in place through the morning of Thursday, Sept. 14.
On Thursday, Sept. 7, through Friday, Sept. 8, and on Monday, Sept. 11, through Thursday, Sept. 14, the public is invited to view the piece of steel girder from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in the lobby of the Welcome Center, located near the Wade Hampton Boulevard entrance to the campus. The lobby is open each weekday from 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.