The appalling and shameful event that occurred at Middlebury College on September 11th, 2013, can never be undone. The unfortunate truth is that the individuals responsible for the heinous act were successful in garnering attention for their cause and receiving the publicity they so desperately desire.
However, the reactions of Middlebury College students and alumni have clearly demonstrated that the act does not embody the feelings and principles of the Middlebury College community at large. Indeed, many "Middkids" have attempted to echo the purpose of those 2,977 American flags: honoring the victims of 9/11.
In that vein, this fundraiser is meant to take the passion with which so many responded and channel it toward remembering all those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. Whether you are a Middlbury College student, alumni, know someone who went to Middlebury or simply want to donate, please help us bring the attention surrounding this event back to what truly matters.