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An artist's rendering of what the Cedar Grove Waves art installation will look like at CGHS. Credits: David Schoner

CEDAR GROVE, NJ – The 2,977 people who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 will be honored and remembered with an art installation on the front lawn of Cedar Grove High School next month.

Coordinated by Cedar Grove resident David Schoner, the Cedar Grove Waves will feature flags representing the home countries of all of the victims.  The art installation will be in place from Sept. 10-21.

The project was inspired by a similar display at Pepperdine University in California.  Schoner wants to honor the lives lost, but also show CGHS students, who were so young that day, the magnitude of what happened. 

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“Seeing 2,977 flags on the front lawn not only honors the victims, but demonstrates the impact of lives lost,” Schoner said. “The high school and all the schools for that matter, are the nerve center of our community. That’s the reason for the high school, there needs to be a visual impact seen.” 

Cedar Grove High School students will be involved in the installation, maintenance and eventual removal of the project, with the hopes that it will become an annual event.  Donations are being accepted to fund the project through GoFundMe.  Money raised will be used to buy flags for the planned annual event. 

To donate to the Cedar Grove Waves project click here.  Donations of any size are welcome and appreciated.  

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