For the 14th consecutive 12 months, Pepperdine College will commemorate the life lost in the terror assaults on September 11, 2001, with the Waves of Flags show at Alumni Park on the Malibu campus. Just about 3,000 flags will fly alongside Pacific Coastline Highway and Malibu Canyon Road—one for every single innocent sufferer, together with a national flag for every single international nation that missing a citizen in the assault. The flags will be on show for general public viewing from Thursday, September 9, to Saturday, September 25, 2021. 

On the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the tragic working day, Pepperdine will commemorate individuals who shed their lives and their loved ones with Honoring the Heroes of 9/11, a day of activities held on the Malibu campus that invites all members of the group to connect and mirror on the day alongside one another. 

“On September 11, 2001, our country and the environment were without end improved. Twenty a long time afterwards, we proceed to honor the almost 3,000 people who shed their lives and the very first responders who sacrificed all the things for their place and fellow man,” claimed Pepperdine University president Jim Gash. “The hearts of Pepperdine University’s pupils, faculty, and staff collectively split for that tragic loss we nonetheless really feel currently. May possibly people who missing their lives and these left grieving be honored by our commemoration and know that Pepperdine stands with them.”

Honoring the Heroes of 9/11 will characteristic a silent tribute and remembrance party highlighted by a wreath-laying ceremony to honor every single of the fallen victims at 5:30 AM at Heroes Backyard garden on Pepperdine’s Drescher Graduate Campus in Malibu. A prayer company led by University chaplain Sara Barton will observe at 9 AM at the Amphitheatre on the Malibu campus. At 9:30 AM, visitors are invited to go to a screening of the film United 93, which characteristics the heroism of Pepperdine alumnus Thomas E. Burnett, Jr. (MBA ’95), at Elkins Auditorium. Closing the day’s activities is the Honoring the Heroes of 9/11 Ceremony, which will function remarks by actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who has been an advocate for America’s service customers because the early 1980s and whose namesake foundation was recognized with a mission to provide our state by honoring our defenders, veterans, to start with responders, their people, and people in require. Through the working day, all 2,977 victims’ names will be memorialized on scrolling shows on campus, and readers are encouraged to see and mirror among the sea of flags at the Waves of Flags show. All activities are free of charge and open to the general public. Attendees are requested to sign up to show up at each of the day’s gatherings.

Commenced by pupils in 2008, Waves of Flags has develop into a Pepperdine tradition, one that draws in consideration and admiration from across the place. It has come to transcend the commemoration of a single tragic working day. The exhibit educates both college students and persons significantly further than the campus about the background of the United States and the sacrifices that heroic gentlemen and girls have created to maintain it safe and sound, prosperous, and no cost. 

This 12 months Pepperdine introduced the Waves of Flags Endowment Fund that will be certain permanent help for the Waves of Flags tradition and set up a legacy that will last in perpetuity. The resources the fund generates will support both equally the show and a ceremony on the Malibu campus just about every year that will assure that the gentlemen and ladies from all walks of lifetime who perished on 9/11 will be remembered on the Pepperdine campus for decades to arrive.

Study more about Waves of Flags and register to attend Honoring the Heroes of 9/11 on the Waves of Flags web-site.