Nearly 3,000 Sept. 11 Memorial Flags Trashed At Occidental College

LOS ANGELES ( — Occidental College officials are investigating the removal of 2,997 memorial flags – one for each of the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 — that were later thrown in the garbage.

(credit: Facebook)

(credit: Facebook)

Occidental College Republican Club wrote on Facebook that they had planted the flags on campus Saturday night, but at midnight, vandals had crushed, snapped and thrown each flag in the garbage and had instead put up posters and flyers up “that shamed the victims of 9/11.”

College officials say they don’t know who is responsible for the vandalism, but are investigating and will take “appropriate disciplinary action.” Anyone with information can share the information at

“Vandalism or other acts that substantially interfere with the rights of others to engage in protected speech violate the College’s Student Code of Conduct and the spirit of this institution,” acting Dean of Students Erica O’Neal Howard said in a statement.


One Comment

  1. Harry says:

    Those kids need to have their butts kicked for hours. they do not know anything about honor and respect. maybe if education did not stink so bad, and these kids were not raised by morons they would understand what they have done. Personally, if I ever catch one I will boot stomp him.

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