On the West coast, students at one high school in California will be greeted by nearly 3,000 American flags when they return to class Tuesday morning.
The 2,977 flags represent each person who died in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade and Pentagon.
The display was organized by a student who said she became inspired when she visited the 9/11 memorial in New York.
Rocklin High School’s principal says it helps bring context to the attacks, which these students did not see unfold in real-time.
“We are talking about a generation that wasn’t alive when this event happened,” said Principal Davis Stewart. “And to see 3,000, or nearly 3,000 flags in our amphitheater really brings it home.”
Rocklin High student’s say despite their political beliefs, they share the same reverence for the American flag and what it means to our country.