WVU Organization designs memorial wall for 9/11 victims

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - Today, West Virginia University students, faculty and staff joined together to create a memorial wall for the victims of 9/11.

Some of the cards that are part of the 9/11 memorial.

The event was planned by the WVU Center for Service and Learning and Americorps VISTA members.

Volunteers encouraged people to decorate a note card with the name of a 9/11 victim. Those cards will be placed on a wall and then displayed on campus.

The decorating booth will be open again tomorrow from 10:00 am to 3 p.m. at the WVU Mountainlair.

Billy Boylan, a member of Americorps VISTA who works with WVU Veterans Affairs told us why memorial projects like these are so important.

"I think it's just never forgetting," Boylan explained.

He continued, "9/11 is a day where we can come together and I think remembering the victims in this way, where everyone can participate, is really cool."

As of this afternoon, the group was more than halfway to reaching their goal of 2,996 cards for the number of people who lost their lives that day.