The Winthrop University students who turned a campus walkway into a tribute to fallen Americans during Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are remaining anonymous, allowing the memorial to display its silent strength on its own.
The campus woke up on Tuesday to find the artwork--a universal way to honor those who lost their lives 11 years ago.
The student artists used chalk overnight to design Scholars Walk, a pathway paved with bricks and located in the heart of Winthrops campus. The patriotic artwork included a brick colored in for every American who died on the airplanes and in the Pentagon and World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
Several members of the Winthrop community also gathered for a moment of silence at the flagpole in front of Tillman where the American flag was drawn to half staff on Tuesday.
Michael Wildrich, president of Winthrops organization for student veterans, said there are about 125 students at the college who have served in the United States military.
Another 100 to 150 students are dependents of servicemen or women in the military.
Anna Douglas, 803-329-4068