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Remembering September 11th and Its Lessons of Hope

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Remembering September 11th and Its Lessons of Hope

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Pastor Mandy Bailey and Fire Captain Matt Bailey visit Pepperdine’s Wave of Flags, remembering September 11th, 2001 and the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died that day, reminding us that in the midst of such loss there is always hope. 


This year marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks on America on September 11, 2001. For those who watched as the events unfolded across live television, the memories of September 11th live on as one of the most tragic moments the United States has ever experienced. Our whole nation collectively grieved this overwhelming loss and often times it feels as though the attacks were just yesterday.

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Every year, in commemoration of the lives lost, Pepperdine University puts out a stunning memorial—the Wave of Flags. The memorial features 2,977 full-size flags. 2,887 Americans died on September 11th, so one American flag is placed in the honor of each victim. In addition to Americans, another 90 international victims were also killed, so a flag from each of their countries of origin is also placed out.  The result is somber, overwhelming and breathtaking.

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In this touching video, Pastor Mandy Bailey and Fire Captain Matt Bailey visit Pepperdine’s Wave of Flags and pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 innocent victims who died too soon, reminding us that in the midst of such loss there is always hope.