For nearly ten years, students, faculty, and staff at Georgia Highlands College (GHC) have placed 2,977 American flags at the Cartersville site to remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Veterans Affairs Coordinator Amy Wise organizes the event.

On September 7, Professor of English Rachel Wall brought her American Literature II students to participate in a service-learning project, with the placement of flags in front of the A building.

In addition, the annual flag placement is made possible through the efforts of students like Brandi Woodall, who served active duty in the U.S. Navy from 2013 to 2018 and in the Navy Reserves for two years. Woodall enrolled at GHC in 2019 and will complete a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the Atrium Health Floyd School of Health Sciences at GHC. She also serves as a student worker in the Veterans Center at GHC, helping to answer questions for student veterans. As a student veteran, Woodall said the Veterans Center has served as a valuable resource as she works to complete her degree.

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