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Pepperdine’s Waves of Flags display was erected Saturday, Sept. 7, for the 12th consecutive year to honor the 2,977 lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Dave Teel/Surfside News
Pepperdine senior Alex Johnson (left) and Doug Hurley, associate dean of students, place flags on Pepperdine University’s lawn on the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 7. Dave Teel/Surfside News
Bill Boyle and his dog, Neo, visit the 9/11 memorial display. Dave Teel/Surfside News
Pictured are Pepperdine juniors and Step Forward Day community service participants (left to right) Melinda Raulino, Miranda Hall, Elizabeth Hyde, Natalie Hardt and Andrew Beach. Dave Teel/Surfside News
This composite of three separate drone shots shows the size of the flags display at Pepperdine. Dave Teel/Surfside News
Dr. Axell Jones (left) and Rosie "Bones" Jones, on vacation from the Gold Coast of Australia, tour the 9/11 memorial for the first time. Dave Teel/Surfside News
Adele Wang (left), of San Antonio, Texas, and David Chieng, of Westlake Village, visit Malibu and the Pepperdine memorial. Dave Teel/Surfside News
Veterans and Pepperdine students (left to right) Daniel Ghattas, Jennifer Bahn and Colby Parry install the first flags. Anastassia Kostin/Surfside News
Event organizers pass out flags. Anastassia Kostin/Surfside News
Anastassia Kostin, Freelance Reporter
9:13 am PDT September 10, 2019
On Saturday, Sept. 7, more than 200 volunteers gathered to install hundreds of flags at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Malibu Canyon Road on Pepperdine’s campus.