Pepperdine University students and staff and community volunteers placed American and international flags for the university’s annual “Waves of Flags” display that serves as a remembrance of 9/11 at Alumni Park on Friday on the Malibu campus.
The university has scheduled a short ceremony for 11 a.m. on Sept. 12 in Alumni Park.
The massive display of flags – 2,977 representing lives lost in attacks by Americans and international citizens – attracts considerable attention at the corner of Malibu Canyon Road and Pacific Coast Highway.
The tradition of “flag waves” began in 2008 when university students were inspired by a similar 9/11 tribute. The flags must be in place until September 23 on the large lawn of the park of the elders.