9/11 Memorial Flag Display this Weekend
September 7, 2022

Photo of 2021 flag installation
(Columbus, OH)— The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate the 21st anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 with a memorial flag display on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse. A short program will begin Thursday, September 8 at 5 p.m. on the west steps of the Ohio Statehouse and will feature remarks from state and local officials. After the program, volunteers from across central Ohio will install the 2,977 flags that comprise the memorial.

The Ohio Statehouse has been the venue for the annual 9/11 memorial from 2002 through 2022, only missing 2020 due to the pandemic. The flags represent the 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Airlines Flight 93. When seen from above, the design represents the World Trade Center towers, with a space in the shape of the Pentagon and an open strip representing the field in Pennsylvania. Located on the West Lawn of the Ohio Statehouse, the memorial will be open to the public from 7 p.m. Thursday, September 8 until 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 13.

The September 8 program will include brief remarks by several dignitaries including:

Director Deborah Ashenhurst, Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Senator Hearcel Craig, Ohio Senate District 15, Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board
Assistant Fire Chief Stephen Saltsman, Columbus Division of Fire
Franklin County Commissioner Erica C. Crawley
Representative Tim Ginter, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House of Representatives, House District 5, and
Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon

The flag display is a memorable and moving scene on the Ohio Statehouse lawn. The volunteers installing the flags include firefighter recruits from the Columbus Fire Training Academy, employees of COTA and the State of Ohio, veterans and many individuals. The flags will be checked daily by staff and volunteers. Please contact Dayna Jalkanen, or 614-728-2697 to volunteer for this event.

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2022 Photos available at