Pepperdine hosted two events to honor the lives lost on 9/11 — the Waves of Flags setup on Sept. 9, and the Memorial Service on Sept. 12. Students, faculty and alumni alike said they see this event as a way to continue to honor the people who lost their lives that day.
Waves of Flags display
The University resumed in-person president’s briefings in Elkins Auditorium on Sept. 7. President Gash discussed COVID-19 protocols, Step Forward Day and the Waves of Flags display.
Pepperdine honored and remembered the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 by setting up 2,977 flags on Alumni Park that were open to the public for viewing. Several Malibu community members came to see the display, reflecting on the tragic events.
For the 13th year, Pepperdine installed a memorial on Alumni Park to honor the victims of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. This year’s display, however, remains closed to the public due to COVID-19.
Pepperdine’s community commemorated those who lost their lives at the Sept. 11 attacks.
President Andrew K. Benton shares the final words Graziadio alumnus Thomas E. Burnett Jr. shared with his wife on Sept. 11 before crashing abroad United Airlines Flight 93