Concordia University Ann Arbor students plant flags in 9/11 tribute

By Meredith Bruckner - Community News Producer

Flags planted by Concordia University students line the Geddes Road roundabout on Sept. 11, 2019. (Credit: Meredith Bruckner)

ANN ARBOR - If you traveled on Geddes Road past Concordia University's campus this morning, you may have noticed hundreds of American flags planted around the roundabout at the school's entrance.

To mark 9/11, around a dozen students planted the flags Tuesday evening just before sundown to commemorate the near 3,000 victims killed in the coordinated terror attacks on New York City, Pennsylvania and Virginia 18 years ago.

Flags planted by Concordia University students line the Geddes Road roundabout on Sept. 11, 2019. (Credit: Meredith Bruckner)

"We decided to do this because we want to not only remember this day, but we want to remember those whose lives were changed as a result of the horrific events of 9/11," said campus pastor Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson.

"What struck us in the consideration of how to do that in a way that would bless the community. We know that Geddes is a busy road. At all times of day, people are forced to pause at that roundabout. In their time of pausing, we wanted to invite people to actually pause and remember the events that day."

Flags planted by Concordia University students line the Geddes Road roundabout on Sept. 11, 2019. (Credit: Meredith Bruckner)

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Peterson said the students set up the display on their way to Tuesday night worship.

"Our Concordia students always seize opportunities to make a difference," said Peterson. "I'm proud of them and also really grateful for them."

Concordia University Ann Arbor students plant flags on Sept. 10, 2019. (Courtesy: Concordia University Ann Arbor)

Concordia University Ann Arbor is located at 4090 Geddes Road.

This story was sponsored by Concordia University.

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