Bucknell Memorial for September 11

, Dominic Rupprecht, Leave a comment

LEWISBURG, Penn. – In honor of the fifth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Bucknell University Conservatives Club will be constructing a memorial. The memorial will feature 2,997 flags, one for each victim of the attacks, and will be on display on the uphill lawn of Bucknell’s Langone Center on September 10 and 11.

As part of the memorial, the Conservatives Club is encouraging members of the community to sponsor a flag for one dollar. All donations will be given to the Semper Fi Fund, a charity that assists wounded marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is the second year the Conservatives Club have constructed the memorial. Last year the club raised funds to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Seeing all 2,997 flags helps students understand the true magnitude of the attacks. It is also a fitting tribute to the men and women who died that day to support those who are currently serving on the front lines working to make sure an attack like this never happens again.

The Bucknell University Conservatives Club was founded in September 2001 to combat the systematic exclusion of conservative, libertarian, and classical liberal ideas from the University. It publishes a well-known magazine, The Counterweight, and has hosted many speakers, most recently Richard Lindzen and Walter Williams. One of the most successful student political organizations in the country, it was featured on the cover of the May 25, 2003 New York Times Magazine and has also received coverage from other broadcast and print media including MTV, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the Washington Times, National Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and NPR.

Dominic Rupprecht is the president of the BUCC.