As Americans across the country mourn the tragic events of 18 years ago today, members of the Oswego State University community are honoring those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center at their annual event.

The Oswego State University Police, Oswego County Sheriff's Office, Oswego City Police, New York State Police, S.A.V.A.C., students and staff helped place nearly 3,000 American flags in front of Sheldon Hall on campus on Monday--one flag for each person killed in the attacks.

The flags, seen here with the larger American flag in the background, create a solemn reminder of the lives lost on September 11, 2001. The Young Americans for Freedom and College Republicans at Oswego State University organized the annual event.