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Field Of Flags: WestConn Honors 7K Service Members Killed In War On Terror

The sign on the sea of flags at WestConn has been updated with the current death toll of service members killed in the war on terror: 7,008.
The sign on the sea of flags at WestConn has been updated with the current death toll of service members killed in the war on terror: 7,008. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
Western Connecticut State University honors the U.S. service members who have been killed in the war on terror.
Western Connecticut State University honors the U.S. service members who have been killed in the war on terror. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa
A sea of flags are planted in the lawn of the midtown campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
A sea of flags are planted in the lawn of the midtown campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Photo Credit: Karen Tensa

DANBURY, Conn. — Students and faculty members at Western Connecticut State University have created a memorial on the midtown campus in Danbury to honor the U.S. service members killed in the war on terror.

There is a flag placed on the lawn for each of the fallen 7,008 service members who have died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001.

"WCSU students and faculty have placed a U.S. flag representing each sacrifice," said a statement from WestConn.

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