Georgia Tech is among colleges and universities nationwide holding ceremonies to remember the terrorist attacks on September 11.
It's the tenth year students on the Atlanta campus have organized an event that includes placing 2,977 flags on Skiles Lawn for each of the victims.
"There's such an outpouring of support from the students which is amazing because we were so young," says student organizer Rachel Witt.
She was in second grade when the attacks happened.
"You grew up in the wake of that huge event and it kind of shaped the country that we grew up in and our impression of the world," Witt tells WSB's Sandra Parrish.
Fourth year student Kevin Royal was among close to 100 students who attended today's ceremony. He was in fourth grade during the attacks and couldn't fully grasp what was happening.
"I didn't really know what was going on but could tell that something serious was happening, and then I had to go home and ask my parents what was going on before it really... set in," he says.