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POSTED: September 11, 2008
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Remembering 9/11

Firefighters, law enforcement officers and soldiers in the Georgia National Guard line the front lawn of Georgia College & State University at noon Thursday.

Georgia College set aside a few minutes to pay tribute to the local troops police officers and firefighters and remember what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.

"We want to honor those individuals who lost their lives and the families who lost loved ones in that terrible tragedy on Sept.11, 2001," says Kendall Stiles, Georgia College GIVE Center Director.

The national and state flags hung at half mast, and Georgia College Young Republicans placed 2,947 flags on the lawn, one for each victim of the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

The service honored the heroism of our local troops, firefighters and lawn enforcement officers who place their lives on the line each day to protect the home front.

"We have more than a dozen students who serve as firefighters in our community, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to make the campus aware of how our students are making a difference in our community," Stiles said. "I feel this ceremony is very important to have on our campus, so we can honor those individuals who lost their lives in 9/11," says, Stiles. "It's also a part of the national movement at My of trying to make it a day for service and making a difference in honor those individuals who lost their lives."

For more information about volunteering contact Kendall Stiles at (478) 445-5936.

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For more information, contact Judy Bailey in University Communications at (478) 445-4477.