Civic Service Institute at NAU looking for volunteers for Sept. 11 memorial

Firestation on Hwy 180

The Civic Service Institute at North Arizona University will honor the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks by placing flags on the lawn in front of Flagstaff City Hall (facing Route 66) to symbolize each life lost. Volunteers are needed to help put the flags up at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and take them down at at 5 p.m. Sept. 11. Volunteers should wear close-toed shoes and bring gloves.

The Civic Service Institute also is inviting groups, clubs, businesses, sports teams, departments, families, individuals, etc., to show appreciation to first responders in the Flagstaff community by decorating and filling a box with pre-packaged treats, games, movies, thank-you cards, and/or other items and deliver the box to an assigned location. Boxes should be delivered on or near Sept. 11.

“Our first responders put themselves in the line of danger every day and deserve thanks for a job well done,” said Carole Mandino, director of the Civic Service Institute. “Each year they light up when their box is delivered.”

To assist in thanking first responders or to ask questions about the flag display event, contact the Civic Service Institute at 928-523-3560 or at

Flags outside Flagstaff City Hall

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