Those going by Twinsburg High School today, on the 17th anniversary of the tragic attacks on America Sept. 11, 2001, will see 2,977 American flags fluttering near the front of the school.

The flags were set up by Twinsburg High School sophomore Nate Wagner, who placed the flags as a service project as part of his affiliation with the organization, Young Americans for Freedom.

Each flag represents a life lost in the September 11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and those who died in the plane crash near Shanksville, Pa., after thwarting the planned attack at another site — possibly the Capitol or the White House.

The flags were provided by VFW Post 4929, under the leadership of Commander Joe Jasany, said Superintendent Kathryn Powers.

"I am very proud of Nate and his intention to ‘Never Forget,’" Powers said. "I am equally grateful to Commander Jasany and members of VFW Post 4929 for their support of Nate's patriotic project."