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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:10 am | Updated: 1:04 pm, Sat Sep 14, 2019.

9/11 Memorial
Morehead State University hosted a 9/11 memorial to honor those who lost their lives in that tragic event Wednesday, September 9, 2019 in Morehead, KY. Photo by Makayla Holder / Trail Blazer Makayla Holder

The lawn of Morehead State University was covered with flags for those that were lost in 9/11 and to honor the service men and women who have been involved in war since.

Morehead State University held their annual memorial to honor those that were lost in the September 11 terrorist attack. Students, faculty and ROTC cadets quietly placed flags along University Blvd. at 8:00 am, 46 minutes before the first plane hit the World Trade Center in 2001.

As flags were placed students reflected on how these events are still impacting the world today.

9/11 Memorial
Morehead State University students and cadets participated in a 9/11 memorial to honor those who lost their lives in that tragic event Wednesday, September 9, 2019 in Morehead, KY. Photo by Makayla Holder / Trail Blazer Makayla Holder

“A major point for me is we’re still in Afghanistan which 9/11 was a direct catalyst of that,” said Christian Wright, a veteran of the Marine Corps. “In less than a month that war is going to be entering its eighteenth year and that’s something people still need to be cognizant of cause it’s something we need to find a way to get out off, but still maintain what we’ve help build there.” 

Cadet Blake White said they feel it is important for this to become a more recognized event.

“They need to remember this because it’s important not just for the people who died in 9/11,” said White. “For the soldiers and men and women not just on the military side but on the civilian side that have sacrificed a lot of their time.”

Despite this many looked on with hope for future.

“Just remember the almost 3,000 people that lost their lives that day from various countries, not just America, and uh how the will of 19 men decided to change the world for the worst so maybe you can change it for the better,” said Wright.

Click below to watch the video. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U8fW_tvXiM