Field of Memories: Every Flag Waves a Story

Be Aware, Show You Care

Field of Memories: Every Flag Waves a Story

Student in the Field of Memories

The September 12 Field of Memories-Be Aware Show You Care Flag Exhibit was a powerful and poignant visual display representing the 1,100 suicides that occur on U. S. college campuses each year. Over 1,100 students participated in the event and personalized a flag to show their support and increased awareness; or honor a memory of someone lost to suicide.

At Memory Mall, hundreds of students stopped by the table throughout the day and shared personal and emotional stories of how they had been impacted by someone in their life either contemplating suicide or completing suicide. To them, this exhibit represented hope and healing.

The event was hosted by the Counseling Center in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services. Take a moment to see what the day looked like: http://animoto.com/play/yjbCC3ATXwUhEV101slO9w