Volunteer patriots sought to form human American flag at UA baseball stadium Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10by Pima County News on Sep. 08, 2011, under Southern Arizona, Tucson, youth
Pima County, Ariz. – Hundreds of volunteers from throughout Pima County are being sought to take part in an exercise in patriotism from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The volunteers will form a human American flag at the University of Arizona baseball stadium on the UA campus. Food and water will be provided.
The event not only commemorates those who died on Sept. 11, 20001 as a result of terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon and in the air over Pennsylvania, it honors the first responders and others who helped the survivors.
For the 2011 commemorative flag event in Tucson, students are asked to wear red; military service members are asked to wear blue, and county and city workers are asked to wear white.
The event is co-sponsored by 9.11 Together We Remember, Pima County, the City of Tucson, Congressman Raúl Grijálva, the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Interfaith Community Services, and others.
Sancet Stadium is located just east of the UA Wildcat football stadium, north of Sixth Street and west of Campbell Avenue.
More than 15,000 people turned out in Tucson on Sept. 15, 2001 to create the first commemorative human flag at Tucson Electric Park, now Kino Stadium.