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Locals remember 9/11 attacks

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WILMINGTON -- People around the country and here at home are remembering the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Outside Randall Library the college Republicans have placed 3,000 flags in remembrance. This was just one way people are showing support Tuesday. Students, faculty and staff at Calvary Christain School showed their support by singing "God Bless America," waving their flags and holding up signs. They received plenty of support from cars passing by. Calvary Christian School student Justin Brown said, "We're just glad to get the response we have been and we're just real glad that people are supporting us." The kids, in preschool through seventh grade, have spent time in their classrooms preparing for the day. Many say their efforts were a success. Across town at UNCW flags are at half-staff. Smaller flags are in the center of campus, a silent reminder to students walking by. UNCW student Rebecca Langham said, "I think it's great that they're doing them. I love that they have flags out. I think flags rather than somebody saying, 'we need to do this or we need to do that' about how to remember it." Langham paused for a moment before class. She said, "I've seen people come up and move flags to stand them up straight, the ones that have fallen over so at least that's a kind gesture rather than walking straight by it." Michael Sokolson says he's glad to see his peers took the time to remember. He said, "I think it's good students are speaking out and showing their support, especially on a day like September 11. It's very important that we show solidarity and this is a great reminder of the lives that were lost on September 11." Sokolson also said he feels having the reminder here in the middle of campus is important for college-age students since the events of September 11, 2001 happened in their lifetime.

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