“To commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks, the College Republicans planted one American flag for every man, woman and child who lost their life in the tragedy. It is important to show that we will never forget, John Dziurlaj, the groups president said.””
To commemorate the 6th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks, the College Republicans planted one American flag for every man, woman and child who lost their life in the tragedy.
It is important to show that we will never forget, John Dziurlaj, the groups president said. We have an obligation to our community and country to show that us, the University of Akron, will never forget.
This is the second year the student organization has displayed the flags. The College Republican ‘s executive board, including Dziurlaj, made the decision last year to commemorate the events of Sept. 11.
This remembrance was not the sole effort of the College Republicans. The University of Akron granted permission for the group to plant the flags on the corner of Buchtel Ave. and Spicer St. Also, companies such as BMW, American Legion, and Falls Flag & Banner Co. made significant contributions to the cause.
After continuing the flag ceremony for two years, the College Republicans would like to keep the tradition as long as possible. Dziurlaj, in his second term as president, has high hopes for this.
I want to create a living legacy that will exist even after I leave office, he said. This is not just for the College Republica this is for the entire community of Akron.
In an act of non-partisan communal spirit, College Democrats president Alex Barkley congratulated the College Republicans on their spirit and efforts. Sept. 11 is in no way a partisan issue, he said. Everyone was affected by it, and everyone was hurt. My heart goes out to the families and friends of those killed in Sept. 11, and America will do well never to forget the tragedy.
Many Americans may drastically disagree with each other on the issues of government and politics in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks. Yet, efforts such as the College Republicans’ memorial will allow UA to remember unity on a day marked by disaster.
“” #1.1361861:1089852233.jpg:2007911_9116_gk5-edited.jpg:More than 3,000 flags were planted on Buchtel Ave. and Spicer St.:Christopher Bair”