GREENVILLE, S.C. (September 6, 2016) – On the fifteenth 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.
In addition, two beacon lights will represent the World Trade Center towers and in front of the beacons, a wall of remembrance will feature the names of those who perished on 9/11/01. A piece of steel girder from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City will be publicly displayed in the University’s Welcome Center.
“Fifteen years ago, the world was forever changed by the attacks on 9/11,” said BJU President Steve Pettit. “It is my hope that these displays will honor those who lost their lives that horrific day in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.”
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 Wednesday, Sept. 7, and it will remain in place through the evening of Thursday, Sept. 15.
On Wednesday, Sept. 7, through Friday, Sept. 9, and on Monday, Sept. 12, through Wednesday, 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 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.