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'Field of Flags' memorial at University of Rhode Island


April 16, 2021

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The "Field of Flags" memorial in 2019 at the University of Rhode Island.

(JNS) - Hillel at the University of Rhode Island has created its annual "Field of Flags" memorial in honor of  Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins on Wednesday night.

The exhibit is set up on the Hammershlag Mall, a walkway between the Multicultural Student Services Center and the Carothers Library, on the university's Kingston Campus. The flags were planted on Monday and will remain in place until April 12.

The university's Hillel has planted the "Field of Flags" in memory of Holocaust victims every year since 2006.

Each of the 2,400 flags in the exhibit signifies 5,...

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