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UOG honors lives lost in 9/11

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by Breanna Lai, for KUAM News

Guam - It's been nine years since the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City and the Pentagon stunned the entire world, and university students are commemorating the anniversary of 9/11.  The horrific events of September 11, 2001 are forever etched in the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world. Although the terrorist attacks in the mainland were thousands of miles away from Guam's shores, each year the University of Guam's Student Government Association takes time to commemorate the event.

SGA President Benjamin Leon Guerrero II told KUAM News, "It's like a little museum that were putting on and its something that we hope that many of our island people will come and be able to enjoy themselves, it will be up until Monday, however the names on the walls will be up there until the month of September. We're hoping to get more community support on this."

For the last five years, university students have been trying to find creative ways to commemorate the victims of 9/11 and honor the many heroes who are serving in the military to ensure our freedom.  "We want to just remember, especially those serving right now, and the families that have to deal with the deployment of these soldiers," Leon Guerrero continued.  "So we want to do something that shows our support and our patriotism that shows our support for the war not just the war, but those fighting in the war especially local people."

The SGA distributed free mini-American flags and pins, encouraging students to show their support and honor their loved ones in the armed forces.  "We do encourage people to bring in pictures of their loved ones and we are going to display this throughout the month of September, so it's never too late.  And we ask that they bring them in to the student government office the pictures," said the president.

"We do have family members and friends that we have lost because of the war and we want to make sure they are never forgotten."

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