UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 10:48am
College Station, Tx — The Texas Aggie Conservatives invite the local community to help construct the 5th annual Texas A&M 9/11 Memorial on Tuesday, September 11th.
The beginning of the memorial is already available for viewing on the Texas A&M campus. 2,977 American flags, each honoring a life lost in the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were planted by Aggie Conservatives members on Sunday.
The Aggie Conservatives welcome everyone to visit on Tuesday to contribute to the memorial by placing a flag in honor of 9/11 victims and the service men and women who lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Aggie Conservatives will begin distributing American flags at 8am on September 11th. The 9/11 Memorial will be available for viewing all day.
The 9/11 Memorial is located in Academic Plaza on the Texas A&M University campus. Free 30 minute parking is located in marked spots on the north side of the Memorial Student Center. Paid visitor parking is available in the University Center and Central Campus parking garages.
“The 9/11 Memorial is a great new Aggie tradition,” said TAC Officer Kelsey Magliolo, junior mechanical engineering major. “It is important to remember the continuing sacrifices of our armed forces members who are serving overseas to reduce the threat of terrorism.”
“It is important that we unite to remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001 and to remember that we are not immune from terrorism, which still occurs around the world,” said TAC Officer Eric Schroeder, a junior biomedical engineering major. “The Aggie Conservatives are honored to present this memorial to the Bryan/College Station community.”