Usually most people come together to celebrate our heroes on Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, and 9/11, but today hundreds gathered together at Brigham Young University - Idaho to remember those who lost their lives in Revolutionary War.
There are 500 flags, each representing 50 lives that were lost in the Revolutionary War.
Students and faculty came together today to remember those who lost their lives in the American Revolutionary War.
“I think the biggest reason is that it’s the beginning of this great nation. If it wasn’t for those American lives none of those other things would have happened” said Area Director of Student Support, Anthony Hernandez.
It took Anthony and a group of volunteers over a month to plan this event. These volunteers were able to go out and find all 500 flags they used for the ceremony and build them themselves.
“I knew that it was something important, I knew that for some reason this is something important that needs to be done and especially to show my, at least if it’s an itsy bitsy gratitude toward the lives that have been given” continued Anthony.
A group of 90 student volunteers got up as early as 6 a.m. to help set up flags for this ceremony.
“For me personally don’t ever forget those great people, that have done so much for us. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t have this great nation that we have today” said Anthony.
The BYU - Idaho students did this in conjunction with Constitution Day.