Today the Ferguson Center lawn will be covered in 2,996 red, white and blue flags, each inscribed with the name of a victim of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The nearly 3,000 flags form a mosaic of a larger American flag.
The campus community is invited to attend a brief memorial ceremony at noon. UA’s ROTC will present the colors for the national anthem. Vice President for Student Life David Grady is scheduled to speak briefly.
This is the third year that the UA student organization Circle K has organized the display and ceremony. UA Circle K is a branch of Kiwanis Family. Circle K at the collegiate level is the world’s largest student-run service organization.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.