College sparks controversy for refusing to let students plant American flags for 9/11 victims

College sparks controversy for refusing to let students plant American flags for 9/11 victims

What did the University of Illinois find so offensive about honoring the victims of 9/11?

It took a public campaign via Facbook and old-fashioned telephone calls to get university officials to relent and take back a decision to try to stop a conservative group on campus from honoring those who died the day terrorists hijackers flew commercial airliners packed with passengers into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Only the courage of passengers aboard a fourth hijacked plane prevented the attack from being even worse.

On Sunday, the College Republicans of the the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced its intention to hold a flag-planting ceremony at the university quad Friday, in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attack.

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