MILTON, Ga. -- Officials in Milton are supporting two student-led 9/11 ceremonies at Cambridge and Milton high schools remembering the victims of those attacks.
"It is our duty to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001," said Milton police Chief Deborah Harrell. "The local youth taking on these projects are truly special, and deserve to be supported fully."
Milton Fire Chief Robert Edgar agreed.
"We're proud to take part in these ceremonies," said Edgar. "That our young people are the ones carrying them out just makes it more special."
Milton High School's sixth 9/11 display will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10. Savannah Bailey is organizing the display, which is an honor she inherited from her brother Zach.
She and volunteers will place 2,977 flags on the front lawn of the school -- one for each life lost during the 9/11 attacks.
"I have decided to take over the tradition of preparing the Sept. 11 memorial at Milton High School as a reminder of the great loss our country suffered and as a visual reminder of the lives lost and those who gave their lives to help others," said Bailey.
A similar display is being spearheaded at Cambridge High School by junior Caroline Willis. For the second year in a row, Willlis is helping to organize the school's 9/11: Never Forget Memorial.
Willis and her group of volunteers will be placing 2,977 American flags on the front lawn of Cambridge High School as a part of their memorial.