SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Students at the University of Illinois Springfield remembered the lives lost during September 11, 2001.
Hundreds of flags were placed around campus.
The student organizer said the goal was to raise awareness about a tragedy that happened before they were born and wanted to make sure students don't forget about it.
"We need to look past our differences in our culture, we need to look past our differences and really just see this is something as all Americans, we can come together and honor people who have lost their lives," President of College Republicans Andrew Cunningham said.
He adds it's important students learn the history of September 11 so they don't become desensitized to it.