Columbia Independent Students Honor Victims of September 11

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COLUMBIA - Columbia Independent School students placed 2,977 flags on the school lawn Tuesday morning to honor victims of the September 11 attacks.  Students placed the flags on the east lawn of the school in memory of each person who died during the terrorist attacks on the United States.

Vice President of the National Honors Society Matthew Monos started the flag ceremony last year.  Monos says, "It's a day of remembrance for the innocents who died and just a reminder of how strong our country can be when we pull together and come together as a county."  Members of the National Honor Society are accepting donations throughout the day for the Families of Freedom Program. The Families of Freedom Program helps students, whose families were affected by 9/11, earn scholarships.  The flag ceremony began Tuesday at 8 a.m. and the flags will stay up for the rest of the week.