Pepperdine University’s Waves of Flags

Traveling along Pacific Coast Highway today through Malibu, I came across Pepperdine University’s Waves of Flags.  It’s an incredible site along the road and I had to stop to record it, actually just a fraction of it.

2977 flags to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Pepperdine University Waves of Flags 2017. Larry Shapiro photo
2977 flags to remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks
Pepperdine University Waves of Flags 2017. Larry Shapiro photo

According to their website:

Pepperdine’s Alumni Park has on display the 10th annual Waves of Flags installation to commemorate the lives lost in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

Each year Waves of Flags features 2,977 full-size flags—2,887 American flags for each American life lost and 90 international flags representing the home countries of individuals from abroad who died in the 9/11 attacks.

The installation became a Pepperdine tradition in 2008 when the school’s College Republicans group organized to bring the tribute to the campus.

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