Cedar Grove High School Students Planning Special Tribute For 9/11 Anniversary

CEDAR GROVE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) —A New Jersey school is planning a special tribute for the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Starting Sept. 9, students will begin placing flags on the lawn outside Cedar Grove High School to honor the victims of 9/11.

The “Cedar Grove Waves” project will feature 2,977 flags — one for each victim.

“There’s never a shortage of ways to honor people of Sept. 11, but how do you do it in a unique way? How do you do it in an impactful way?” said Principal David Schoner, who got the idea for the project after seeing a similar tribute in California years ago.

Students will be broken into rotating groups; as some go out to place flags on the lawn, others will get a social studies lesson on the attack.

“A lot of my seniors that are 17, 18 years old, they were three or four at the time, so I think we need to educate them as well,” Schoner said.

The flags will represent the home countries of the victims, according to NJ.com. Each flag will bear the name of a victim.

The school plans to hold the project every year.

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