Walnut High places flags as 9/11 memorial

On Sept. 11, 30 Walnut High School students volunteered to place 2,997 American flags on the grassy hill at the front of the school.


The small red, white and blue symbols of patriotism made an impressive 50-yard long display spelling out USA, 911, and a star with a pentagon inside.

The project to commemorate all the lives lost a decade ago was the idea of the school’s Teen Republican Club, said teacher advisor Brett Landis.

The poignancy of the project is roughly the same number of students attend Walnut High as those that were killed in the three locations on Sept. 11, 2001, Landis said.

“Our kids will be reminded on Monday when they come to school,” Landis said.

Read more in Kelli Gile’s report at Flags.