SMU reverses decision to ban 9/11 Memorial on lawn

Southern Methodist University has reversed its ban of an annual 9/11 flag memorial on Dallas Hall lawn after protests from students, reports Rob Shimshock in the Daily Caller.

The university rule is now that one-day displays may be placed on the popular north end of the school’s  Dallas Hall lawn; displays that will last more than one day (up to three days) must occupy the lawn’s less traveled south side.

An earlier version of the university’s policy referred to the memorial display as “triggering, harmful, or harassing”, sparking outrage. This language has now been changed.

The September 11th memorial is a display of American flags to honor those murdered in the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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Groundbreaking for final phase of Flight 93 memorial planned

The final piece of the Flight 93 National Memorial is about to be unveiled. The Tower of Voices, a structure bearing a windchime for each of the 40 passengers and crew members murdered aboard United Flight 93 during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will hold a “soundbreaking” on Sunday, September 10, 2017, reports Debra Erdley in the Tribune-Review.

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Sphere damaged in 9/11 attacks returning to WTC home

The Fritz Koenig sculpture the Sphere will be moved to Liberty Park very soon, reports NY1 News.

The 25-foot bronze sculpture once stood in the center of the World Trade Center’s Plaza. It was badly damaged in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and was moved to Battery Park temporarily.

It was hoped by many that the Sphere would return home to the Memorial Plaza, but it will be located to the south of the World Trade Center instead.

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