Friday, September 11, 2015
Eighth Annual Waves of Flags Display Honors 9/11 Victims:
On Friday, September 11, 2015, the expansive lawn of Pepperdine University’s Alumni Park will once again be home to the University’s annual installation of Waves of Flags.
Waves of Flags will feature a display of 2,977 flags in total–2,887 American flags for each American life lost and 90 various international flags representing the home countries of those from abroad who died in the 9/11 attacks.
The installation became a Pepperdine tradition in 2008 when the College Republicans, inspired by a similar display, wanted to bring the tribute to the University. Now in its eighth year, Waves of Flags has become a significant service project for the Pepperdine community. ...
Waves of Flags serves as a tribute in addition to The Heroes Garden, a public space to reflect and honor those who sacrificed their lives on 9/11, including Pepperdine alumnus Thomas E. Burnett, a passenger on United Flight 93.
Yesterday, I attended a wonderful conversation on faith hosted by Dean of Students Al Sturgeon with my colleague Ahmed Taha, who spoke about his experiences as a Muslim in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001 and at Pepperdine (since his move here from Wake Forest in 2013).
Update: See Al's September 11th remembrance, The Heroic Life