The 2,978 flags waving proudly in the front drive area of Atascocita High School last week served as a tribute to each of the fallen heroes of Sept. 11. This display was the culmination of the efforts of the AHS National Honor Society and the assistance of the local community to produce the NHS “9/11 Never Forget” project. The project resulted in a strategically placed flag display that served as a reminder of patriotism and appreciation for those who serve. The tribute was the brainchild of Jimmy Harris, a junior at AHS, who attended the Young Americans Foundation conference this past summer in Washington D.C. Harris said he was inspired by the ideas of service and patriotism presented at the conference, and returned to AHS fueled with a desire to serve his school and the community. Harris then met with NHS advisors Stephanie Marts and Wyatt Bingham, as well as members of the NHS executive board to discuss a plan of action that would result in a special tribute to the victims of Sept. 11. Harris said that the NHS team went on to enlist the financial support of sponsors from the local community until the funds needed to purchase the necessary supplies-including flags and a banner for the front of the school-were gathered. AHS students and staff eagerly and tirelessly worked on the project until its completion. “All contributors expressed pride in the opportunity to have had a share in the creation of this special tribute,” said Harris. “I want people to know that although I was only eight years old when Sept. 11 happened, I remember watching with my parents, and I don’t want us to forget the heroes. These 2,978 flags help us to honor and to heal and not forget.  My history teacher always says those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” Photo: The Atascocita High School NHS 9/11 Never Forget Project was an inspiring sight in front of the school the week of Sept. 11. Photo by Guy Anderson

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