Silent calm came over the crowd at SUNY New Paltz on the afternoon of Sept. 9, as a group of more than 100 people planted nearly 3,000 little American flags into the lawn of the Old Main Quad at SUNY New Paltz. Two campus police officers dressed in gray stood still amidst the sea of red, white and blue as the workers drove each little flagpole into the ground. As the people moved away from their work, the picture of what they were doing and why they were there became clear -- each little flag had come together in the . . .
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