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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

College students may have been as young as four when the 9/11 attacks occurred, but that hasn't stopped them from recognizing the importance of the day. 

Students at Loras College in Dubuque are not forgetting  what happened 14 years ago.

It was a horrific day.  Terrorists hijacked passenger planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  

On the Loras campus, they're remembering the lives lost.

There are about 3,000 American flags that have been placed on the campus .  It's a striking image.

They were placed by students -- and although most of them on campus were probably too young to realize what was going on during that tragic day, they still seem to  recognize the impact.

"It shows the gravity of the situation.  How powerful and how mind-blowing it was for our country that we lost so many people that day, and we didn't even see it coming," said Zachary Michlczyk.

Lauren Czeshizski was just five years old on the day of the attacks, but over the years, has learned a lot from it. 

"It's important to understand what happened,  what effect it had on America, especially when we like, go forward learning, talking about history, talking about what's going on in the world today," said Lauren.

The 3,000 flags were  placed on the campus by the student organization, Loras College Republicans. 

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