GOLETA, Calif. - When students arrived to school Monday morning at Dos Pueblos High School they were greeted with a sea of flags.
"It was a great way for them to bring visibility to this date," said principal Bill Woodard.
Beneath the flagpole are nearly 3,000 flags in memory of those who lost their lives on 9/11. Paige Maho, a senior at Dos Pueblos came up with the idea.
"I attended a Young America's Foundation high school conference last summer and I was just inspired," said Maho. "When it came around 9/11 I thought it was the perfect time to honor these innocent people."
This is the second year that Paige along with the ASB Leadership class created the memorial on their own.
"I just wanted to remember what 9/11 was and what it meant for this country," said Maho. "A lot of these people from Dos Pueblos weren't even alive when this happened so just to bring awareness to this day and how historic it was."
Many teachers use this day as a lesson plan to help educate their students on the tragedy that took place 16 years ago.