Try BlazeTV for Free
News

Georgetown Republicans, Democrats come together in unity for moving 9/11 tribute

Beautiful idea

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

Georgetown University Republicans, Democrats, and the Georgetown Bipartisan Coalition banded together on Wednesday morning to line the campus with more than 3,000 American flags to commemorate the 18th anniversary of 9/11.

What are the details?

Mo Elleithee, who is executive director of Georgetown Politics as well as a frequent Fox News contributor, shared several photos of the flags on Wednesday morning.

Elleithee captioned the photos, "A beautiful tribute. @GUCollegeDems, @GeorgetownCR & @BipartisanHoyas — many of whom were infants on 9/11 — woke up early & together placed over 3000 flags around @Georgetown campus."

"At a time when hate infests our politics, these young people remind us of who we really are," the tweet continued.

In other 9/11-related news ...

The New York Times found itself under fire after a tweet insisted that "airplanes took aim" at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

As Americans are fully aware, terrorists were responsible for hijacking the planes and piloting them into New York City's twin towers, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

A tweet from the outlet read, "18 years have passed since airplanes took aim and brought down the World Trade Center. Today families will once again gather and grieve at the site where more than 2000 people died."

The story attached to the tweet also featured the phrase "airplanes took aim" at the World Trade Center.

After heavy backlash, the newspaper deleted the tweet and issued a clarification that terrorists — not airplanes — were behind the evil events of 9/11.

The story was also updated to reflect the change.

A total of 2,996 people died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Try BlazeTV for Free
Sponsored content
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.